July 26, 2012

the God who is

After a long phone conversation with my dad that covered a wide spectrum of issues but lingered on the topic of dry weather, we said our slow good-byes. I continued my daily tasks as I prayed, Please, Lord, send rain!

The prayer escaped my mouth like a groan as I thought about my family's farm and ached for all the farmers who are dealing with the drought.

While walking down a grocery store aisle, I noticed a woman sifting through the items in her cart and then put a product back on the shelf. I heard her murmur to herself, We just can't afford that right now.

It is a time of great struggle for many. Where does one turn for help? Rather, who does one turn to for hope? ...To the One who is greater than it all.

I love that God is the God of the past, present, and future. He has been there, is here, and will be there for me and all who trust in Him.

'I am the Alpha and the Omega,' says the Lord God, 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.' Revelation 1:8

In seasons of drought and fear... I AM your hope.

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13  

In days of financial difficulties... I AM your provider.

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:25-34 

In days of sorrow and pain... I AM your comforter.

'For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but My steadfast love shall not depart from you, and My covenant of peace shall not be removed,' says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10 

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 

In times of great struggle and hardship... I AM your stability.

The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, and He will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion's treasure. Isaiah 33:5-6


1 comment

  1. Hi
    I would love to buy/have a full quality version of the I AM picture/photo if possible
    I love it


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