Are You Who You Say You Are?

are you who you say you are

We were watching a Priscilla Shirer on DVR yesterday and she was speaking to a large group of women.  However the message could have been for anyone.  It was one that really hit home with me and I’m sure it would with you too.

I almost got ahead of myself. The message was about John the Baptist asking a critical question.  Here is some scripture for background Matthew 11:2-6

Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? 4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: 5  The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

The message centered around John asking, “Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?” There is no doubt John knew all about Jesus.  He had baptized him!  Not to mention they were cousins.  Yet, he still had to basically ask, “Are you who you say you are?”

Imagine, he’s in prison.  He knows what Jesus can do.  He’s in one of the worst situations in his life and people outside of his situation are getting healed, delivered, and cleansed.  Maybe he was thinking why? Why me?  Why am I here? Is he really the one? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been there.

I’ve laid  in a chair all night in pain and cried out to God for it to ease.  When it didn’t come I questioned.  Is he who he says he is?  So I can imagine what John may have been feeling.  I’m not going to say he was feeling that, because scripture doesn’t come out and say he was.  It does tell us though that he asks that important question. Are you who you say you are?  Jesus sent him word to confirm it.

Sometimes you will face circumstances that seem overwhelming.  You’ll face things that you think you’ll never get through.  But I want you to know He is who he says he is!  He is the GREAT I AM.  When I was awake for nights on end in pain crying out to him.  I was there in that place.  I found him to be exactly who he says he is.  Did my pain stop? A lot of those nights no.  However, I began to sing.  I shared that post about a year ago.  I began to sing praises to him and before I knew it I was calm and sleep came.

He got me through it.  He kept me sane through the pain.  He is sufficient.  He is enough.  He always is enough.  If He kept me sane through the pain.my healing never came, he was enough.  I can tell you without a doubt that God has always been there for me.  I’ve been to the place where it looked like I couldn’t pay a bill. God made a way.  I’ve been to the place where I lost a loved one for what seemed to us way too early, but God comforted my heart.  I’ve been the one walking through the valley of the shadow of death and he was with me.  So no one can tell me, he isn’t who he says he is.

He’s sweeter every day.  I love how the scripture says “taste and see that the Lord is good.”  He is good.  Don’t let the circumstances rob you of your sight.  I can say that from the front line because I’ve been there.  I’ve fought that battle.  As always I want you to know you can go to the contact me page and send a prayer request.  I will pray for you.  I know what its like to be near the bottom scraping for a foothold and feeling like there isn’t one.  There is no need to worry, you’re in the hand of the Master.

 

Author: Jase

Jase Rosenburg is a writer, blogger and speaker. He’s the author of two self-published novels including The Lobby and Bryan’s Journey. Jase served as an associate pastor for over ten years. His passion is bringing faith to life through the written word. Jase resides in Alabama with his wife Mandy and his children.

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