Iron-sharpening from the “I Am”

“As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”
To be a friend or receive from one is good; but if man’s help seems to end…

and you feel you’re at a point where every hope has been erased,
then look for the Lord Himself to strengthen and uphold you by His grace!

P. A. Oltrogge

“Fear not, for I AM with you, be not dismayed, for I AM your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 4110 RSV

“Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, ‘I AM.'”

John 8:58 (Scripture quote in the poem: Proverbs 27:17)

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling.  Selah….

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!  The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.  Selah”  

Psalm 46:1-3 and 10-11

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  Philippians 4:13

“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:4

“By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.” 1 John 4:13

For a mini-book, refer to for what you, as a believer, have “In Him.”


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