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Stay Upon the LORD by Pastor Melissa Scott

“Let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.” “Stay” is a word that originally comes out of the nautical world. It was used by sailors: you “stay” a ship on something other than itself. You cast your anchor on the Lord. And notice the personalization. The first act is to trust in the name of the Lord: find the specific name that fits. But then when you have found it, tighten the screws on that focus meter and leave it there.

And suddenly that specific quality of God changes and instead of it being just the name of God, that expression in regard to your specific problem becomes your God for that moment. He becomes very personal. To somebody sick, your God is the God who heals, Jehovah-rapha. To somebody in need, your God is Jehovah-jireh. To someone who lacks peace, your God is Jehovah-shalom. If you lack righteousness, your God is Jehovah-tsidkenu.

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