“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength”Isaiah 30:15 NIV
When Moses asked who was sending him back to Egypt at the burning bush in Exodus, God said, tell them “I Am” is sending you.
When Jesus was standing before the Pharisees in the temple, He said: “before Abraham was, I Am”. It was the Greek equivalent to the name given to the Voice from the burning bush.
This Holy, powerful name of Almighty God embodies who He is:
1. Always Existing
2. Independently Existing
3. The “Becoming One”
Life may be surprising you right now.
Your reality may not be matching up with your expectations. Jesus knows where you are and what you are dealing with. He is not surprised.
Jesus will meet you right in the middle of your unexpected chaos and equip you to navigate through it because He is the becoming one. He can and will become what you need:
When you are hungry:
“I am the bread of life.”
John 6:48 NIV
When you are in darkness:
“I am the light of the world.”
John 9:5 NIV
When you are lost and defenseless:
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 NIV
When you are exhausted:
“The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” Psalm 118:14 NIV
Rest in Jesus. Rest in his love. Trust in his plan. Let the storm rage all around you as you stay safe in the eye of it.
He is what you need today and will empower you to become what you need to be today.
What do you need from Jesus today?
I am surrounded by boxes, feeling overwhelmed and struggling to find a way through the chaos that has become the stock room during the holiday season. It is the season of working hard and yet feeling like I am barely keeping my head above water.
How do I hold onto peace during a time like this?
I remember a song I listened to on the way into work, “Unstoppable God” on the Elevation Worship Album.
“Unstoppable God, may your glory go on and on.
Impossible things in your name shall be done”.
I begin to hum the lyrics and feel the hope blossom.
What I see around me is not permanent.
The boxes are temporal.
They will get unpacked.
The season will continue and be over.
God is eternal.
And loves to join with His children to do impossible things.
How you do hold on to peace in the midst of chaos?
You remember that the chaos is temporary but your God isn’t.
May your day be anchored in God’s peace and give you strength to make push through the chaos (and give you a really great worship song to hum while doing it).