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Blessed Be the Name

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.  Proverbs 18:10 NIV

Photo courtesy of morguefile and click.The snow blew sideways and deepened as we drove the interstate back to my son’s college. Ray’s eyes were fixed on the road, as if by careful watching he could help navigate. With one hand on my cell phone, the other on the steering wheel, I called to advise someone on the other end we’d be late. The car began to fishtail. I dropped the phone as our car slammed into the side of the truck next to us. “Lord Jesus!” I cried as I took my hands off the wheel and closed my eyes.

Spinning around, the car bounced onto rough ground and rolled to a stop. We ended up in the ditch between the east and west-bound lanes of traffic, uninjured. Ray stared wide-eyed at me. I dialed 9-1-1 and reported our emergency. “I’m sorry, Buddy. Thank God you’re okay,” I murmured.

I can’t think about that day without thankfulness flooding my heart and tears filling my eyes. The strong tower of Jesus’ name is the only safe place when life spins out of control. Psalms teaches us that some people trust in the things of this earth, but our trust should be in the name of the Lord. Instead of running to call a friend or opening the refrigerator . . . call on the Lord. Rather than waiting until our spouse gets home . . . talk to God—now.

When you face a difficult decision or life has taken an unexpected turn, go to God in prayer. He hears, cares, and answers. We may call on the powerful name of the Lord Jesus Christ and find refuge no matter what we face. Then sing this testimony with the congregation: “Blessed be the name of the Lord!”

(Photo courtesy of morguefile and click.)

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Lynn Lija

Lynn Lilja lives with her husband Steve about thirty minutes south of their son. Ray graduated from Shepherds College, a school for intellectually disabled young men and women. She is grateful that Ray is able to live in his own apartment with two roommates. Lynn is the Illinois regional speaker/trainer for Stonecroft Ministries, reaching women where they are as they are, with the Good News of Jesus Christ.


  1. Thanks, Lynn, for your uplifting reminder of Who to turn to in all circumstances. We can never be reminded enough and I never tire of hearing encouragement.

  2. Really enjoyed Lynn's devotion! Call on the Lord Jesus and he will be there. I began immediately singing ""Blessed be the name of the Lord!""

  3. Close call - wise words - well written!

  4. I agree with you whole heartily, Lynn, because I am so aware in my own life how many times God has intervened. Well written dear friend Love as always Jean Did you get a call from Ellen Frieburg from this area. I gave her our name because she's interested in speaking. I know nothing about her backgr

  5. Beautifully written and reminder. Thank you Lord for always watching over us, every second of our lives. Thank you Lord and thank you Lynn! Amen, Janny