In our trouble and distress, He is our refuge (Ps. 46:1). When we are in deep waters, God is with us (Is. 43:2). In our weakness, we find His strength and His grace is sufficient for us (2 Cor. 12:9). When we are weak and there is no more strength in us, He is always sustaining us (Is. 46:4). Even when we are shaken and we feel weak and we doubt our faith as we are overwhelmed with trials and tribulation, He promises to be faithful because He will never leave nor forsake us (Deut. 31:6). Christ has become curse for us ‘just’ to buy us and to pay the full price of our sin (Gal. 3:13-15).
I can go on and on, but what I have learned from the songs is more than enough to remind me of who God is, who He is for us and who we are in Him. Most likely we will never be Billy Graham or Mother Teresa or even those people we greatly admire with their long list of achievements or those who have touched many lives and showed God’s love for others, but we are all ‘who I am’ in God.
When I feel small and insignificant, or when I feel God is silent and I’m focused on all the negativities around me, I want to encourage everyone (including myself) to take heart and live according to who God is and who we are in Him, not according to who we think we are or what the world thinks of us. May we live as ‘who I am in God through Christ’.
I will be your God throughout your lifetime--until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.
- Jenni Wang