I AM Poem by Helen Mallicoat

I was regretting the past 
And fearing the future. 
Suddenly my Lord was speaking:

“My name is I Am.” He paused. 
I waited. He continued,
When you live in the past 
With its mistakes and regrets, 
It is hard. I am not there, 
My name is not I WAS”.

When you live in the future 
With its problems and fears, 
It is hard. I am not there. 
My name is not I WILL BE.

When you live in this moment, 
It is not hard. I am here. 
My name is I AM. 


Anonymous said...

I have this in calligraphy hanging in my kitchen where I read it several times a day, and each time, it is like seeing it new again. I have shared these words with others as well. I find it a constant reminder of what God's Word says and it stays on my heart.

Greg Mangiaracina said...

One of the greatest poems in recorded history!

Gods Word Applied said...

I agree. I read it over and over at times. It encourages me in the Lord every time.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, important message.

blessloveheal said...

This poem provides a wonderful summary of God's healing presence here and now, every moment.

Joey said...

What a beautiful, healing poem!
Thank you so much!!!