Sunday, 6 March 2011

I AM amidst it all


I AM[a] amidst it all
Amidst the darkness
Amidst the despair
I AM
turning night into day
Amidst the grief
Amidst the tears
I AM
turning mourning into dancing
 Amidst the confusion
Amidst the fear
I AM
turning weak into strong
 Amidst the oppression
Amidst the injustice
I AM
turning survivors into overcomers
Amidst the fight
Amidst the battle
I AM
turning victims into victors
Amidst the tragedy
Amidst the heartache
I AM
turning winter into spring 
Amidst the pain
Amidst the suffering
I AM
turning ugly into beauty
Jo-Anne M Puggioni


 14 Then God said to Moses, "I AM who I AM. [a]When you go to the people of Israel, tell them, 'I AM sent me to you.' " (Exodus 3:14, New Century Version)

Footnotes:
  1. Exodus 3:14 I . . . I AM The Hebrew words are like the name "Yahweh." This Hebrew name for God, usually called "LORD," shows that God always lives and is always with his people.
I have been trying to make sense of all the pain, suffering and tragedy associated with the natural disasters. I have been trying to make sense of my friend and the grief and loss his family are feeling due to his suicide. I have been trying to make sense of  a mother my age with 3 children, who lost her battle with cancer this morning.

I heard Him whisper to me, "I AM. I AM amidst it all turning tragedy into triumph." This inspired the poem. Even if I don't fully understand all that is going on, I know that He is in control and amidst it all.


Still taking lessons from the King,



9 comments:

  1. Wow, Jo. That poem is amazingly beautiful. In such times of heartache, God reveals a whole new part of himself. There are no answers but God. xx

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  2. Oh Jo, your poem is beautiful, you write with Heaven in your heart my girl! And what comfort it brings to know amidst the chaos and confusion He is there and Sovereign, giving beauty for ashes xxx

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  3. Beautiful, my friend, just beautiful!

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  4. That's a beautiful poem! It made me think of the song "I Am" by Mark Shultz. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hILaSh78yHQ)
    You are right, though we cannot understand everything in this world or why things happen, we can trust that God sees the full plan. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and His ways are way above ours. Great post, Jo!

    Living for Him, Joan

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  5. That's so beautiful, Jo! He IS! All the time-even when our emotions don't line up with this truth!

    Have a blessed week, dear sister!

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  6. Beautiful Jo, so beautiful. There is somehow beauty even in pain. Such a beautiful poem. Love you Jo and love you vulnerability:)

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  7. Just beautiful. A timely reminder of our sovereign God! xxx

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