Fred Hammond is one of the renowned gospel artists in his field and once again wrote a song that speaks to my soul, I Will Trust. I’ve always enjoyed listening to Mr. Hammond’s music, especially when I want to enter into worship. When I decided to leave the church, I still listened to his music. I didn’t keep up with any of the recent albums; I simply didn’t want to have anything to do with church. I was churched out. I was in such a dark place, I didn’t want anyone to tell me, Let go and let God. I didn’t want to hear the usual church sayings. None of those worked for the situation in which I found myself. It was music that calmed the savage beast roaring inside of me. And what I did have in my music collection (all of his older albums), I would pull it out every now and then, play it and just lie down and listen all night, even fall asleep. I’m a huge fan of Fred Hammond. Not only is his voice amazing and truly anointed, but his music is inspirational and relevant.
Years go by, I’m still not attending church regularly, and here I am today, at a place of repentance and restoration. I’m not saying I’m ready to go back to a church building; but I’m learning to forgive and be forgiven during this season of my life.
Last week, my therapist said to me, you should listen to his new record after I shared with her my pain caused by the church. Turns out Fred Hammond had gone through the same experience! And boy, I was engulfed once again by his gift to draw my spirit into worship! There’s one line that he says over and over and over again in the song: I will trust, trust in the Name of the Lord, trust in the Name of the Lord, trust in the Name of the Lord for I know He will see me through.
Let’s just stop right there and talk about trust. I googled the definition of “trust” and the first result was “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” In the Bible, there are many names of the Lord. Let’s revisit them …. Because there’s meaning in a NAME:
- El Shaddai (All-Sufficient One, Lord God Almighty)
- El Elyon (The Most High God)
- Adonai (Lord, Master)
- Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
- Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
- Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
- Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
- Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
- Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
- Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
- El Olam (The Everlasting God)
- Elohim (God, Judge, Creator)
- Qanna (Jealous)
- Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
- Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
- Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts, The Lord of Power)
What’s in a Name? When it comes to God … EVERYTHING! So I’m confident that when I put my trust— my firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength– in the Name of the Lord, I get an army of needs being met. Whatever I need, whenever I need it, and however I need it, God has a Name that I can call on and submit to and be filled over and over and over and over again. His provision is unlimited. How awesome is that??? That’s why I can trust in the Name of the Lord; no one else has that ability to transform in so many facets at the same time for anyone at any time. He’s everywhere all the time for every need. There are billions of people in this world and God is everywhere. I don’t have to wait in line, or pull a number. It’s available to me upon request.
This song by Fred Hammond is exactly what I need in my life right now! The link to the video, which is also just as powerful as the words in the song itself, is below. I hope that it blesses you as much as it blesses me: