There is peace in “I am”. Often, people follow this statement with a descriptor – a mother, a father, a teacher, a pastor, a son, a daughter, a citizen, a worker, an addict, a sinner, an engineer… the list goes on and on. By adding these descriptors, we add requirements, duties, expectations. Any descriptor past “I am” serves to add anxiety, fear, shame, guilt, and pride… all worldly burdens.
God said, “I Am that I Am.” God is love, justice, wrath, compassion, generosity, and the list is infinite, but, when asked to box Himself in, God simply said, “I Am”. There is only peace to be found in this statement.
When I think of Him being “I Am”, I find no limit in who He is. God are You my father? “I Am”. God are You my Savior? “I Am” God will You always be with me? “I Am – I walk behind, in front, beside, and within… I Am above and below… I Am in your past, your present, and your future. I Am with you always. I Am.”
There is infinite peace in “I am”. It’s available. We simply must detach the descriptors that box us into requirements and realize that we have only one true descriptor when we are in Christ – We are children of the Most High God (Psalm 82:6, John 10:34-35). When we truly believe this, we see that we can find peace in trusting that “I am”. Everything else flows from this perfect state of being. Everything else is an “add on” to the essential “I am”.
Remember: We limit God in our thinking, but God is not limited by our thinking.