Holding On

Sometimes a blog post is months and a series of events in creation. This one started when I first heard the song "I AM" by David Crowder. I was captured by the lyrics of the chorus and their double meaning.

I am holding on to you
(me holding on to God)
in the middle of the storm,
I AM holding on to you.
I AM (God) is holding on to me.

In Exodus 3:14 Moses asked God "Who should I say sent me?" 
and God said from the burning bush, "tell them 
I AM sent you, for I AM that I AM."

Click here to hear the song on You Tube

With my cerebral background music playing, I remembered scriptures like
"Be still and know that I AM  God." Psalm 46:10
"I AM the light of the world" John 9:5
(red because Jesus said it)
and knew there were so many more that I wanted to find - someday when I had time.

Last week at the Names of God Bible Study, we studied 
The Great I AM.
Now the music is louder and the words are stronger.
 It is time to look it up, write it down, and send it out. 
Here is a sampling from my research.

your shield (Genesis 15:1)
God Almighty (Genesis 15:7)
with you (Genesis 27:1)
with you always (Matthew 28:20)
concerned about suffering (Exodus 3:7)
the LORD (Exodus 6:2)
the LORD your God (Exodus 6:7)
the LORD who heals you (Exodus 15:26)
able (Matthew 9:28)
willing (Mark 1:41)
compassionate (Exodus 22:27)
holy (Leviticus 11:44)
your share and inheritance (Numbers 18:20)
your salvation (Psalm 35:3
He who blots out your transgressions (Isaiah 43:25)
the first and the last (Isaiah 44:6)
the Alpha and the Omega (Revelations 1:8)
He who will sustain you (Isaiah 46:4)
bringing my righteousness near (Isaiah 46:13)
the LORD who teaches you (Isaiah 48:17)
teacher (John 13:13)
faithful (Jeremiah 3:12)
your husband (Jeremiah 3:14)
the sovereign LORD (Ezekiel 13:9)
coming and will live among you (Zechariah 3:8)
coming soon (Revelation 3:11)
the living one (Revelation 1:18)
a great king (Malachi 1:14)
a king (John 18:37)
the son of God (Matthew 27;43)
bread of life (John 6:35)
from above (John 8:23)
not of this world (John 8:23)
the gate (John 10:9)
the good shepherd (John 10:11)
the resurrection and the life (John 11:25)
the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6)
the vine (John 15:5)
in the Father and the Father is in me (John 14:10)
in you (John 14:20)
making everything new (Revelation (21:5)
going to prepare a place for you (John 14:2)
coming soon (Revelation 22:12)

When the storms in your life are raging, 
just hold on and know that HE is holding on to you.

the LORD your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you,
"Do not fear. I will help you."
(Isaiah 31:14)

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