“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).

The words “I AM” ring out in the present tense. These words are used some seven hundred times in the Bible to describe God and Jesus. When Moses was on the mount and asked God who He was, a voice thundered, “I AM.” In the New Testament, Jesus said of Himself, “I am the bread of life; I am the light of the world; I am the Good Shepherd; I am the way; I am the resurrection.” Present tense. Words of hope and life. I AM.

Who is God to you today? Is He in the present tense? Living, loving, presiding over your life? Is the Lord of Lords “I Was” or I’ve Never Been” to you? Have you experienced the hope which comes from an everlasting “I AM”? One who walks by you daily and will never let you go? “I AM with you always.” We are surprised when we struggle in the world, yet hesitate to turn to our very Creator. He has the answers, and He will fill you with hope. Reach for Him today. Don’t be uncertain. Know Him. For He is, after all, I AM.

Adapted from Daily Wisdom