Sister, Where are you?

 

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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).

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Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is Him. Psalms 62:5 (NLT)

If I am weary

am confused

am sick

am hurt

am disappointed

I will not attempt to hide it but will bring it before Him.

Even if I am scornful

am lustful

am prideful

am bound

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?

WandaWanda 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.

 

 

 

 

 

16 Responses to Sister, Where are you?

  1. One simple question…and, so much healing. Just to sit at His feet as we are…no striving…no worrying. Thank you, Lisa and Wanda. This ONE question is powerful. I often go to the Lord with, “I don’t know-I just want to be with You.” And, in being with Him, my cares and concerns are whisked away into His powerful and all-knowing Presence. This brings to mind the song, “What a Friend we have in Jesus.”

    What a friend we have in Jesus,
    all our sins and griefs to bear!
    What a privilege to carry
    everything to God in prayer!
    O what peace we often forfeit,
    O what needless pain we bear,
    all because we do not carry
    everything to God in prayer.

    That’s all we need to do–take it to Him. Being still with Him, is healing and everything else is insignificant. Wanda, thank you, for sharing where you are. It is so refreshing to read real feelings and thoughts. Peace, joy & love to everyone~

    • Cynthia, I haven’t heard that song in years. I sure didn’t understand the full meaning of those words when I was growing but the take on a new depth today.

  2. I am a woman who wears the scars of life with the knowledge that God is leading me on a path tward being complete in Him. He is enough to heal every burden and lead us to HOPE! Blessed to be encouraged today. We are daughters of heaven…chosen ones. Let us stand up and share the miracles of life with the hurting! Thank you….RB.

    • Hi Renee, deeply loved and cherished we are. Reading your words brought the following scripture to mind 2 Cor 1:4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. Just sharing we are or have been in our journey can be such a great to others. Many blessings to you sister.

  3. It’s good to be honest, Wanda, and truly assess where we are. I seem to be doing that myself lately. Being honest about myself with others has proven humbling but at the same time, it has been the beginning of healing. I love your Jesus list that counters our I am list. How long it takes us to learn He is all we need.

  4. It’s encouraging to know that in whatever “I am….” I find myself, the great I am can and will rescue me. Great post, Wanda.

    • Isn’t that great news Janis. Because we humans can manage to get ourselves in some strange spots at times but even in those places we are not beyond his reach.

  5. Hi Wanda! I think it’s great to be so transparent before God. I think he likes that! Just like hiding our sorrows from our friends means they are not very good friends, hiding from God means we don’t think he’s really God.
    May I always tell the truth, and bring myself (all of me) to him in prayer!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

    • If we can’t be honest with God the one who knows and sees all, who can we be honest? You are right Ceil our ability for transparency speaks to our trust level with Him.

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