By Wanda Ward
I am _________.
How would you finish that statement today? Would it be tired, weary, confused, scared or disappointed? Go ahead and answer it honestly. It’s just between you and Jesus and it doesn’t even matter if your statement is positive or negative. He is not intimidated by our I am(s).
If I am weary
I will not attempt to hide it but will bring it before Him.
Even if I am scornful
That too will I bring to Him. Yes, it will wait with me. Why? Because He is our only hope for true strength, peace, healing, deliverance or lasting change.
Wherever you are God sees it but do you?
He is not unnerved by your location-whether it is a physical, mental, or spiritual place.
All He wants from you is you to realize where you are. He extends the same questions to each individual as he did to Adam in the garden.
Where art thou?
What is your real location? Not the one you that you would have everyone else to believe you are but rather the place where you retreat to in the solace of your mind.
Where art thou?
God doesn’t ask us to get ourselves from the place but only acknowledge that we are there.
Here is where I am.
I am distracted.
I am frustrated at times.
I am afraid at times.
I am confused.
I am scattered.
I am lonely.
I am tired.
I am disappointed.
I am questioning.
I am thinking of quitting.
I am seeking for direction.
Yep I AM all of that. Nope I didn’t include any good things but rather exposing the inner struggles of where I am and that we all can find ourselves in this journey with Jesus. Why do I dare pull the covers back? Because that is how we get the help we need.
During my time of prayer, praise and worship to Him, He reminded me that wherever I am, I can admit that to Him even when I can’t articulate it to others.
And when I admit where I am is when the great I AM reveals Himself to me.
When I am confused, the I AM is my SHEPHERD.
When I am tired, the I AM is my STRENGTH.
When I am disappointed, the I AM is my HOPE.
When I am distracted, I AM restores my SIGHT.
When I am lonely, I AM is my COMFORT.
When I am lost, I AM is my WAY.
When I am thinking of quitting, I AM UPHOLDS me.
Lord I thank you that you are the great I AM. Your greatness exceeds any of our past, present, or future I am(s).
Will you take all that you are to Jesus?
Wanda Ward is a directionally-challenged southern girl, who often finds herself lost in a good book. By day she works as a case management coordinator and spends her free time as a blogger, reader, CSS and HTML digger. She enjoys a glass of cold coca-cola, although she has found that nothing truly satisfies her thirst quite like Jesus. You can connect with Wanda via her blog, The Watered Soul or on Twitter @TheWateredSoul.