Trade Your “No Way” for Yahweh

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When you feel like there’s no way, look to God. Again, and again God has made a way in situations that looked hopeless. I want to encourage you to trade your “no way” for Yahweh’s.

Jenny, my daughter in law, sat Keira in her time out chair for the third time with the warning, “If you do this again, I’m going to take away your bears.” Keira, who is barely two years old, replied, “No way!”

None of us are sure where she got the expression, but sometimes problems, situations and just life can leave us with an even stronger, “No way!”

Trade Your No Way for Yahweh

No way!

I totally understand how she felt. Challenges that leave us shaking our head, declaring, “No Way!”

Regardless of what you are facing, I want to remind you there is a way. I’m not talking about gritting your teeth and struggling through it. I’m talking about thriving instead of merely surviving. I’m talking about turning to Yahweh.

Yahweh is the Hebrew name used for God in the Bible. It was considered to be so holy that they would not even speak His name. Because His name was not spoken the writers are uncertain which vowels should be used.

One of the commandments tells us NOT to use His name in profane ways. I believe His name is still holy and it needs to be spoken with awe and respect, yet it needs to be spoken.

His name, through faith in His name is one of the ways our no way can be turned into yes way!

Ever feel hopeles while facing day to day struggles and outright battles?

The secret is– face all of life armed with prayer and Scripture. Scripture for wisdom and insight; and prayer that invites God into your situation. Is God with you?

I love praying Scripture and His name.

Praying the Scripture has enriched my prayer and built my faith to expect answers from God. If you’ve ever heard me teach on prayer, you know I’ve prayed the Redemptive Names of God for many years. But in my quiet time I began to ask, “Why are these seven names of God considered redemptive names? F.F. Bosworth credits Mr. Scofield with identifying the redemptive names. On page 30 of Christ the Healer, Mr. Bosworth quotes from the Scofield Bible.

“Jehovah is distinctly the redemption name of Deity,” and means the self-existent One who reveals Himself.” These seven redemptive names, he says, point to “a continuous and increasing self-revelation.”

He then says, “In His redemptive relation to man, Jehovah has seven compound names which reveal Him as meeting every need of man from his lost state to the end.” I got excited. The cross is where Jesus paid the penalty for my sins and purchased my salvation.

Jehovah wants to reveal himself

to me, to us, so we can discover more clearly who He really is. We see Him revealing Himself all through the Old Testament, but in order for a name to be a redemptive name, it must be directly linked to the cross.

It is a power reality that instead of focusing on the challenges, we can take the revelation of His nature is into our challenges. Because His redemptive names are related to the cross and the work of the cross is completed, I can boldly ask for what He purchased at the cross. I prayed sorta like this.

Trade Your No Way for Yahweh


Father, I am so thankful that you are JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH.(Ephesians 2:13) You are with me. Because of the blood of Christ you pulled me close. You are not far away shouting to me, but you are right here with me in the middle of all the decisions I have to make. I am not alone as I face this situation. As I face my day I take you with me.

Scripture that ties the name of God to the cross.

 JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH is translated “The LORD is there,” or present, revealing to us the redemptive privilege of enjoying His presence. Ephesians 2:13 NIV (©1984)”But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.”


Thank you Father, that you are JEHOVAH-RA-AH, (John 10:11) my shepherd. You lead me, you guide me, you nourish me and provide for me just like a shepherd does his sheep.

Scripture that ties the name of God to the cross.

JEHOVAH-RA-AH is translated “The LORD is my Shepherd.” John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.


Oh Lord, I am so thankful that you are JEHOVAH-SHALOM, my peace. (Colossians 1:20) I will not be afraid. I will trust in you. Thank you for your peace that is far beyond normal, natural peace. Your peace is big enough to flow into all my being, all my situations, into every area of my life.

Scripture that ties the name of God to the cross.

JEHOVAH-SHALOM is translated “The LORD our Peace” and reveals to us the redemptive privilege of having His peace. John 14:27 “My peace I give unto you.” This blessing is in the Atonement because “the chastisement of our peace was upon him” when He Colossians 1:20 NIV (©1984) “and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”


Thank you, Father, that you are JEHOVAH-NISSI, my victory. You always cause me to triumph in Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57) I am confident in your ability to help me do what I should do. I shake off self-doubt and unworthiness because you value me. I thank you that you make me worthy. You enable me to win in every situation.

Scripture that ties the name of God to the cross.

JEHOVAH-NISSI means “The LORD is our Banner,” or “Victor,” or “Captain.” And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2:15 It was when, by the cross, Christ triumphed over principalities and powers that He provided for us, through the Atonement, the redemptive privilege of saying, “1 Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”


Thank you Father, I am so glad that you are JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU, my righteousness. (2 Corinthians 5:21) I could never achieve it. I will never earn it by being good enough. I don’t deserve it, but I receive it because Jesus makes me righteous, in right standing with God. I take off the rags of shame, rejection and guilt, and put on the spotless robe of right standing with God. I am humbled and honored to receive your lavish gift.

Scripture that ties the name of God to the cross.

JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU is translated “The LORD our Righteousness.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 He becomes our righteousness by bearing our sins on the Cross. Therefore, our redemptive privilege of receiving “the gift of righteousness” is an atonement blessing.


Thank you, Father, thank you that you are JEHOVAH-RAPHA, (1 Peter 2:24) my healer. You heal my body! You heal my emotions. You make me completely whole. I claim your promise. I stand on your word.

Scripture that ties the name of God to the cross.

JEHOVAH-RAPHA is translated “I am the LORD thy Physician,” or “I am the LORD that healeth thee.” 1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” Isaiah 53:5 “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.This name is given to reveal to us our redemptive privilege of being healed. This privilege is purchased by the Atonement. The redemptive chapter of Isaiah (Isaiah 54) declares, “Surely he hath borne our sicknesses and carried our pains.”


Thank you, Father, that as I step into this situation, JEHOVAH-JIREH, you are my provider. (Romans 8:32) You meet all my needs. I am so thankful that your provision is complete. Your provision includes finances, wisdom,favor and direction.

Scripture that ties the name of God to the cross.

JEHOVAH-JIREH means “The LORD will provide” Romans 8:32 NIV “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”

Genesis 22:8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” v14 “So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided. And the two of them went on together.” KJV “

And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.” and Christ was the offering provided for our complete redemption.

I am so thankful. I praise you Father, for revealing your nature to me through your names. I thank you that because of the finished work of the cross, your redemptive nature is available to flow into every area of my life.

Thank you Father, for revealing the scope of salvation that was purchased at the cross through your redemptive names that reflect your redemptive nature.

You can download the complete book Christ the Healer by F.F. BosworthQuoted from F.F. Bosworth’s Christ the Healer I changed the verses to NIV version.

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