In the Middle of the Storm “I Am” (by Crowder) ~ Monday Music

Click to view music video: I Am by Crowder. (In the middle of the storm I AM holding on to you!) "I AM everything you will ever need for every moment!" ~ God (Exodus 3:14-15)

In the middle of the storm,
this I know . . .

The Great I AM is holding on to me!

 

What does that really mean?

I’m glad you asked! 

The One who met Moses from within the burning bush and revealed His great Name, I AM, is holding on to me.

The One who brought the Israelites through the Red Sea and into the Promised Land is holding on to me.

The One who raised Jesus from the dead is holding on to me.

In the middle of the storm,
I AM Holding on,
I AM!

This is a powerful truth which will, sadly, not make a single bit of difference in my life at times — even when I’m longing to be held by The Great I AM

Why?

Unbelief!

Unbelief kept the Israelites out of the Promised Land — the land of rest and peace which The Great I AM promised to them.

Unbelief keeps me out of the rest and peace Christ bought for me with His blood.

Believe!

“I AM everything you need for every moment.” ~ God

When our son Bobby was young, the deep end of the pool terrified him. He could swim well and Larry, his strong father, was right there with him, but he wouldn’t jump in.

He didn’t believe he wouldn’t sink to the bottom and drown.

Larry did what any caring father would do.

He threw Bobby into the middle of the deep end. 

Bobby quickly resurfaced, beaming with shock and excitement.

“I popped back up!” he exclaimed to me.

Bobby is now a certified rescue diver who holds records among his friends for being able to hold his breath the longest under water.

He once held his breath so long during a lifeguard training class that the fellow student who was assigned to “rescue him” panicked. As Bobby lay peacefully on the bottom of the deep end, she thought she’d taken too long to rescue him and he’d drowned.

Bobby flourishes where others fear to tread, and it started because his father threw him into the deep end when he didn’t want to go. [†]

Sometimes God throws us into the deep end, but we never need to fear.

In the middle of the storm,
or the middle of the deep end,
I AM Holding on,
I AM!

Believe!

 

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Enjoy this short video of David Crowder sharing the inspiring story behind the band’s song “I Am.”

“No matter where you are in life, you live and breath in the very presence of God. . .  The Creator of the universe has given access to us. That’s gorgeous! But so many times I forget about that . . . in these moments when we feel the desperation, this clinging . . . we find that He’s actually holding us in His hands much more intensely than we could hope or dream.” ~ David Crowder

 

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[†] Sometimes we believe and tragedy still strikes. When that happens, remember that God didn’t fail you and neither did your faith.

The Great I AM is still holding on to you, and His perfect purpose for letting tragedy strike will be fulfilled for your good and His glory.

His purposes are beyond anything we can fathom, but He’s always good and always loving. Always. Believe. I AM is holding on to you. He won’t let go.

When God called Himself “I AM,” He was saying, “I AM everything you will ever need for every moment.” (Exodus 3:14)

(For more encouragement see the following verses. Hover your cursor over the verse to see the passage: Isaiah 55:8-9Romans 8:28, Psalms 145:9Psalms 100:5, 2 Corinthians 4:17, Jeremiah 29:11)

 

 

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  1. “Sometimes God throws us into the deep end, but we never need to fear.” Thanks Jean for sharing your heart with us. We kinda feel like we are in the deep end and paddling like crazy. When we may need to just float a bit and allow God to carry us through.

    • I’m praying for you! I read today in Judges about Gideon and his army of too many men. I was reminded by a commentator that often God wants us to have too little so we won’t be tempted to trust in our own strength and then just “give Him the credit.” The true praise comes to Him when we must trust Him, and we experience His faithfulness.

      I’ve been rereading Hudson’ Taylor’s Spiritual Secrets. When he was in England once, he asked for people to step up and become missionaries to China. He was given generous donations to support any who stepped up. Several stepped up but they had their own financial support, so he still had extra money and it bothered him because he saw it as a snare to his faith, not a blessing.

      That still blows me away. What incredible faith. I think that’s where God wants all of us to live — not bothered, but so aware that having too little is just never a problem — unless it’s too little faith.

      I’m learning this and have far to go yet, but confident that God will complete in me what He has determined to accomplish! Whew!

  2. Jean,
    I just love all of your blogs! Each one is so encouraging and timely! I loved your illustration today with Bobby. God is using you in a mighty way to bless, strengthen and speak into the lives of His children! Press on knowing that you are a blessing and are making a difference!
    Pamela

    • Thanks Pamela!
      Your words are a great encouragement to me!
      I’m having fun passing on what I’ve learned through others and through God’s Word. I’m thankful that He’s able to take all the ychs that have been my choices, weaknesses, faults, etc and use them to be a blessing to others as He’s graciously brought me to His Truth and is still molding and shaping me into the image of His Son. (Romans 8:29) Yay!!!