In the Psalm we see that the Lord is with David and Israel. He is why they escape enemies, He is a rescuer and redeemer. The psalmist writes: “Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth” (v. 8).

The name of the Lord is help–just His name. Every time I hear that, I am amazed. I was talking to a little girl once about nightmares. We were talking about how I was afraid of the dark and she was afraid of the dark… I told her when she gets scared she can say “Jesus” out loud and whatever is scaring her has to go away–because the name of Jesus has that much power.

This is truth for everyone, but adults have so many more doubts and aren’t nearly as likely to actually do this. To actually say the name of Jesus as a prayer when they feel scared, stressed, or anything (shouting the Lord’s name in anger/vain doesn’t count as praying it).

But a seven year old girl? Her eyes lit up and she understood that the name of Jesus held power–she understood in the same way that the psalmist understood.

There is power in the name of the Lord. There is power in the name of Jesus.