The Great I Am

God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ “God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation. Exodus 3:14-15

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with life or with what God has called you to do? If so, you are not alone. When Moses encountered God in the burning bush and God revealed to him his assignment, Moses was overwhelmed too. He, as I’m sure many of us have done, came up with excuses as to why he couldn’t succeed in his task. He let fear and his feelings of inadequacy overtake him.

There are days when we become overwhelmed by our emotions too. Our feelings find a way to control our thoughts and we lose focus. We fear we can’t accomplish our assignment. We make excuses to God.

I’ve been reminded lately, instead of focusing on myself and what I am incapable of, I need to focus Him and what He is capable of. For everything I am not… He is. He is everything we need.

When I am sick, You are my healer.
When I am hopeless, You are my hope.
When I am unfaithful to You, you still are faithful.
When I am enslaved, You set me free.
When I am needy, You meet my needs.
When I don’t know what to do, You are my wisdom.
When I am weak, You are my strength.
When I am sad, You are my joy.
When I am down, You lift me up.
When I am unlovely, You still love me.
When I am lost, You find me.
When I forget You, You remember me.
When I feel friendless, You are my friend.
When I feel powerless, You give me the same power you used when You raised Christ from the dead.
When I fear, You remind me to fear you instead.
When I am dirty in my sin, You wash me clean.
When I am hungry, You feed me with your Word.
When I am thirsty, You let me drink from Living Water.
When I feel like quitting, You keep me going.
When I feel like there is no way, You are the Way.
When I feel like no one notices me, You see me.
When I am tired, You give me rest.
When I feel like my burden is too much to bear, You remind me your burden is light.
When I am falling for Satan’s lies, You remind me of Your Truth.
When I am in turmoil, you are my peace.
When I feel alone, You remind me You are always near.
When I feel like I am sinking, You remind me you are the Rock I stand on.
When I don’t recognize me or know who I am, You know me.
When I am accused, You are my defender.
When I feel misunderstood, You understand me.
When I am in darkness, You shine your Light so I can see.
Thank you for being the great I AM.

One Response to The Great I Am
  1. Elle
    May 11, 2010 | 11:33 am

    This was absolutely beautiful. As I read through the list of reminders of how God is there for me I was moved to tears. At some point in my life I have felt one of those things and I don’t usually remember how God meets the need. Thank you so much for posting this list. Would it be okay if I posted it to a website of mine? I’ll be sure to give you credit for if you would like. Thank you again.