The Name He Chose for You

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“You will no longer be called, ‘Abandoned,’ and your land will no longer be called ‘Desolate.’ Indeed, you will be called ‘My Delight is in Her,’ and your land ‘Married.’ For the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married to him.’ (Isa. 62:4, NET)

God is not difficult to please. He is a good, good Father. Throughout His Word, He has generously placed verse after verse telling exuberantly about how He takes delight in His people. If your heart is toward Him, how that fills Him with joy!

This beautiful Scripture from Isaiah teaches us that His delight in us reveals to us who we are. What’s in a name? Identity. What name has He chosen for us? “My Delight is in Her.” He has bestowed on us this core identity: His treasured ones.

In this hurting world, so many, many people grow up in devastatingly painful home environments. From early childhood on, the agonizing blows of life have imparted a false identity to vast numbers of His precious ones. Countless boys and girls, having the word “Abandoned” stamped on their souls, have grown up into lost, searching men and women.

In Jesus, we find a new home, a new family, and a new place to belong. We receive a new name and a new identity in Him. He inscribes a new defining word indelibly onto our inner being: Cherished. Beloved. The one in whom I take great pleasure!

Daddy delights in you. If you have been deeply wounded, He wants to heal you. If someone stamped the wrong word on your spirit, He wants to show you who you really are. His very nature is healing. Please do not settle for living with the pain. If you will seek Jesus for the healing in His wings, He will surely restore your soul!

“The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings…” (Mal. 4:2, NKJV)


Has someone in your life called you a name that makes you feel especially loved? If so, can you picture Daddy God calling you that same name?


35 thoughts on “The Name He Chose for You

  1. Thank you for this message! I grew up like this and even after I left my mother’s house, I continued to introduce myself by the names she gave me. When I got married, I still called myself the names she’d given me. Lately, God may finally begun to convince me that I am and always HIS daughter so very much more than I was JUDY’S daughter. I just need to start acting like it. 😉

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    1. I’m so glad that His names for you are beginning to sink in deeper! I’m curious if you’ve had the chance to read any good books on healing through the Holy Spirit for those childhood wounds? There are a few that have helped me immensely 🙂

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      1. No, but I’ll look for some. If there are any that you especially benefited from, let me know. I’m so sorry you experienced childhood wounds, too. Hopefully, it’s made us more compassionate women.

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      2. Thank you, my sister. You are right, He truly does use what we have been through to deepen our love capacity. And yes, there are several that have been a huge blessing, but the one I most often recommend to others. It’s called “Prayers that Heal the Heart” by Mark and Patti Virkler. 🙂 Life-changing!

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  2. “God is not difficult to please. He is a good, good Father.”

    God is IMMENSELY difficult to please. In fact, no man can. It’s just that Jesus well-pleased the Father and we get to borrow his credentials. 🙂 In that sense, we totally can approach him.

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  3. If only we would believe in who we really are, instead of what we FEEL like.
    After struggling for 12 years with an eating disorder, I was finally delivered when I learned my true identity in Christ and applied that knowledge to my life. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Wow, Ann, what a precious and powerful testimony! Thank you, truly, for sharing that. He has healed me deeply with His amazing love too, of a rejection issue that I carried for many years. How glorious to understand who He has created us to be, and how He views us! AMEN to the need to believe this truth even when our feelings are shouting something contrary!

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    1. How wonderful that you do, Richard. My dad is a reflection of the Father’s love to me, and I know this must be true for your daughters too. (He gave me a “Daddy Loves You” necklace for Valentine’s Day that meant so much to me, and spoke in a beautiful way of my heavenly Daddy’s love for me!)

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  4. The way God sees us is from a perspective that often human eyes cannot view. I am always comforted by the truth that His Love is never-ending for all who will follow Jesus. Thank you for Blog.

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