Today let’s call on the name of our eternal and all-sufficient God, Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh. There is power in His name. He knows your struggles. And haven’t we all had our share these last almost two years? But maybe your trials started long before–Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh was there with you then just as He is now.
I AM is all-sufficient and walks through the trial with us to accomplish His purpose. Please know that God is in control of all things and, yes, I know it is hard to understand why He allows challenging circumstances into our lives. We may never know in this lifetime, but He provides Himself to us, and Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh is enough. God is with you now, and His sufficiency is what makes us whole. Praise God.
Bible verses to strengthen you today
God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” Exodus 3:14 (NIV)
2Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:2-4 (NLT)
Words of encouragement
Be prepared to suffer for Me, in my Name. All suffering has meaning in My kingdom. Pain and problems are opportunities to demonstrate your trust in Me. Bearing your circumstances bravely-even thanking
Me for them-is one of the highest forms of praise. This sacrifice of thanksgiving rings golden-toned bells of joy throughout heavenly realms. On earth also, your patient suffering sends out ripples of good tidings in ever-widening circles. –Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
You are sending out many ripples of good tidings, my friend.
Have a better day every day,
This podcast on the Jesus Calling website might be helpful to you: God’s Path to Wholeness and Joy: Anne Lamott and Tabitha Brown – Episode #271
Join me for this series where we’ll explore the Names of God in letters to my friends, prayers, and excerpts from touching devotionals. I wrote a collection of prayers and words of encouragement to a dear friend and mentor struggling through an illness. My friend is fully recovered now (praise the Lord), but I was so encouraged in the process that I wanted to share that encouragement with you in this year’s 31-Day Writing Challenge over on the Five Minute Fridays. Our host, Kate Motaung provides daily prompts which you’ll notice in the Table of Contents on the page liked below.
Click this link to find all the posts in the Names of God series.
This post is the first installment of the 31-Day Writing Challenge 2021.
Inspired by Tony Evans book, Praying Through The Names of God (2014, Harvest House Publishers)