Who You Say I Am

Broken!

Shattered!

Confused!

Hurting!

Rejected!

Broke!

Lonely!

Tired!

Unwell!

Depressed!

Unloved!

Suicidal!

These unpleasant and undesirable words define someone at the moment.

Probably, one or more on the list define you. And you are chiseled and conformed into reality’s myopic and disillusioned mould.

These false conceptions are built overtime by negative thought patterns streaming from tragic incidents that occurred in your past.

Regarding this thought, I’m found wanting.

Last week Friday through Sunday was challenging for me.

Left at the mercy of the bout of depression, I shut myself in for more than 8 hours; seeing no one.

Isolation held me captive. To pray was a prayer point. Scriptural verses walked through my mind as reminders of my worth but made no sense at the time.

Despite my best efforts, I didn’t break free.

My dear, if you struggle with toxic thoughts, do not cringe. You are definitely not alone.

Facts give you reasons to hold on to the perils of perfectionism or accentuate your worth through distorted lens. But truth reveals your trust worthy reality.

What then is your Reality?

The great Apostle Paul answers this question by the Spirit of God. He says,

“For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory (beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease).

Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting’’ ( 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 AMP).

Did you see what I saw, or even more?

Look at the highlights

• Your pain is light.

• Your affliction is momentary (short lived).

• Your pain serves a purpose beyond what your finite mind can understand.

• The glory to be attained after your pain is over is deathless and everlasting.

• That glory never ceases.

Don’t you just want to scream, ‘Gloraayyy! Thank You Lord Jesus?”

Oh! My soul rejoices at this truth.

So today, I feature a song that confirms the truth of who you are.

Who You say I Am is performed by the highly esteemed Hillsong Worship.

It was released 15 June, 2018 as the first single from their 26th live album: There is More.

The grace-filled lyrics written by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan replicates this truth,

“So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free” (John 8:36 NLT).

What a glorious shift of identity. An identity of freedom.

Please scroll down, read the full lyrics and watch the video below.

Verse 1

Who am I that the highest King
Would welcome me
I was lost but He brought me in
His love from me
O His love me
Chorus
Who the Son sets free
O is free indeed
I’m a child of God
Yes I am

Verse 2

Free at last
He has ransomed me
His grace runs deep
While I was a slave to sin
Jesus died for me
Yes He died for me

Chorus

Who the Son sets free
O is free indeed
I’m a child of God
Yes I am
In my Father’s house
There’s a place for me
I’m a child of God
Yes I am

Bridge

I am chosen
Not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me
Not against me
I am who You say I am

7 thoughts on “Who You Say I Am

  1. Your honesty resonates in every line in this piece. I am amazed by the amount of emotion that you were able to make me feel. I haven’t been active much but I am back and I am glad I came upon your page. Thank you!

    Hey, I am Ragazza, please don’t hesitate to visit my blog page, I would love to connect with you. Cheers.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You’re welcome, dear Ragazza.

      There is nothing new under the sun. We all go through the same path of pain, fear and challenges. Some days, we’ve just go to let the world see our scars and encourage them with words of hope.

      God bless you, richly.

      I’ll surely check your blog page.🤗

      Like

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