honey and milk are aflow in the land
beneath the lushness of olives I stand
and sing the provision of God’s ready hand
and the Lord saith, I AM.
when nights they are hot and they’re stale and they’re old
but tears on my cheeks like the stars are so cold
and bitter as lead is the taste of my woe
yet the Lord saith, I AM.
cast from my comfort the wild to roam
seeking His strength but dry to the bone
waiting and knowing He’ll yet call me home
still the Lord saith, I AM.
And the Lord WAS, and the Lord IS, and the Lord IS TO COME. ~Revelation 4:8
That my God’s name is I AM does not cease to awe me. He IS – all that is good, that is true, that is beautiful. No matter what my own circumstances are, whether I am spiritually thriving, or whether I am wretched and lost and generally messed up, God is still God. Even in the darkest nights where I cast Him aside, God is still infinitely good and very much present – as His name promises, and I take comfort in that.