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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Who Are You?


“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”  (Psalm 9:10)

What happens when you wake up at night and are overwhelmed with all the circumstances you are facing in your life? Do you experience panic attacks, where your heart is racing, your breathing is shallow and the anxiety level is almost unbearable? Do you lie awake for hours worrying about the sleep you aren’t getting?


Over the past months God has been challenging me to look at everything that I am experiencing through the lens of who he is. He is in charge and there is nothing that is too big for him. Instead of looking at the problems or challenges that I am facing, I need to focus on God. This verse tells me that if I know God’s name then I will trust him.


But what is his name? Who is he? That’s the question that Moses asked him when he met him in Exodus 3: 13,14. God said to Moses, “I AM who I AM”. God is beyond us, he is infinite power, he is everything, he is the giver of everything that we need.


In those night watches, I have been reciting back to God all that he is, replacing those anxious thoughts that multiply within me with the truth of God’s name and all that he is instead. God you are everything, you are my peace, you are faithful and trustworthy, you are my strength, you are my good shepherd, you are everything I need you to be.’


What do you need God to be today? Do you need him to be your rest? Your peace? Your Healer? He is telling you that ‘I am your everything! You can trust me and I will not forsake you.’ Whether you are overwhelmed by your lists of things to be done during the day, or anxious about all the future holds at night, he is worthy of your trust!


Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank you that you are the great ‘I AM’ and you are totally trustworthy. You are my strong tower, my refuge and my shelter in a time of storm. I know your name and I can trust in you because you will not forsake me, of that I can be absolutely sure. Remind me of that often today. Amen.


Throughout this Day:

When those anxious thoughts threaten to overwhelm you, take the time instead to tell God all that he is to you. Speak it out loud. Tell him what you need him to be today.

1 comment:

Anneliese said...

This is such a good reminder and well written!
It reminded me that I need to remember the names for God! He is the giver of everything we need!