by Tammy Phillips
April 24, 2021
“I, [even] I, [am] He who comforts you. Who [are] you that you should be afraid Of a man [who] will die, And of the son of a man [who] will be made like grass? 13 And you forget the LORD your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens And laid the foundations of the earth; You have feared continually every day Because of the fury of the oppressor, when [he has] prepared to destroy. And where [is] the fury of the oppressor? … 15 But I [am] the LORD your God, Who divided the sea whose waves roared–The LORD of hosts [is] His name. 16And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand…’You [are] My people.’ ” (Isaiah 51:12-13, 15-16 NKJV)
Fear is so irrational. I had a few special items that I needed to get to Florida for my oldest son’s wedding. For a few seconds, my thoughts went all over the place! “Should I put them in a carry on bag so they are always in my possession? Should I let my youngest son drive them down? Should I let my sister in law drive them down? Which is safer and less apt to crash a plane or a car?” STOP TAMMY! All of those thoughts are based in fear that the “things” will not make it to Florida. STOP, again. I prayed the protective blood of Jesus over all the planes and cars going to Florida. I prayed over the things and put them in God’s protective, covering hand. Those things are really His things anyways and honestly, they are just things.
I cannot tell you how much I love Isaiah 51, particularly verses 12-16. I can just see God in heaven shaking His head, laughing and saying, “Who do you think you are? Let me tell you who I AM since you seem to have forgotten. Oh, and by the way, let me remind you who you are!”
Can you hear Him?
I AM HE WHO…
Pants over you.
Groans over you.
Laments over you.
Grieves over you.
WHO ARE YOU?
Who are you that you should be afraid of any man?
Who are you that you forgets who I AM?
I AM the LORD your Maker.
I AM He who stretched out the heaven.
I AM He who laid the foundations of the earth.
WHO ARE YOU?
Who are you that you have feared continually?
Who are you that feared every day because of the fury of the oppressor?
Who are you that feared when he has prepared to destroy?
Where is he now?
Where is the fury of the oppressor?
I AM the LORD your God.
I AM He who divided the sea whose waves roared.
I AM the LORD of hosts is My name.
I AM has put My words in your mouth.
I AM has covered you with the shadow of My hand.
WHO ARE YOU?
I AM says, “You are My people!”
WHO ARE YOU? You are…
We let fear enter when we forget or really do not know who the GREAT I AM is. We have absolutely nothing to fear when we realize who we are in Him and that He has us covered with His mighty hand.
I enCOURAGE you to let your faith arise in who the Lord really is. Have faith in God, His word, His blood, His name and His power. Have faith in “I AM.” Have faith in who He says we are in Him. Know who He is and who you are.