He Will Sustain Me!

IMG_2891So many times, especially in financially hard times like most of us are in right now, we feel so alone. There is no one to help; everyone we know is in as deep as we are! But God is faithful and He never leaves us. Someone said recently that they couldn’t hear God’s voice and asked if they were  doing something wrong, my answer to them was no, you are not wrong; you just have to learn to be sensitive to His voice so that you can hear Him!

What does that mean? Before you become a parent you can be in a crowd of people and hear a child say “Mama” or “Daddy” and you will never even notice, it probably didn’t even register to your senses that you heard it. But when you have a child of your own and hear a child’s voice call out, you immediately turn to see if it is YOUR child calling out for help. When you are young you can sleep through anything, thunder, barking dogs, but when you bring the baby home suddenly your ears become huge receivers to hear the slightest whimper, something you never noticed before you have become sensitive to the sound of a child. Think of it this way, the same way the baby in the crib doesn’t know that you hear him, God hears us because YOU are HIS baby! He is already sensitive to your cry, so there you are crying away, He is listening and is on His way to help, you just have to wait for Him to get there. We used to sing a song “He may not come when you want Him, but He will come on time!” Psalm 55:22 “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

The definition of ‘sustain’ is to maintain, nourish, provide food, bear, hold up, protect, support, and defend; to supply the means necessary for living. This scripture is telling us that God will support, nourish, and provide for any person who acknowledges that the burden of cruel treatment (v21) is one that ONLY the Lord can handle! There have been times that I have thrown myself on His mercy and asked for help and it came immediately, then are the times I had to wait: Isaiah 41:30 But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as Eagles, They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Back to Psalm 55:16 I call to God; GOD will help me. At dusk, dawn, and noon I sigh deep sighs—he hears, he rescues. My life is well and whole, secure in the middle of danger Even while thousands are lined up against me. This verse tells us that David prayed to God three times a day!

How often do you go to God with your needs, or do you just expect Him to read your mind? If David had to pray that way and Daniel prayed that way what about you and me? Verse 22 of that same Psalm says “Pile your troubles on GOD’s shoulders— he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out. He’ll never let good people topple into ruin.”

Whatever your problem is, remember that you have His Word, His promise that He will sustain you, so take advice from the Psalmist. Another good verse is found in 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Cast your burdens on the Lord, get sensitive to His voice then shut up and listen, He WILL speak to you!

4 Replies to “He Will Sustain Me!”

  1. I recently woke one morning with the chilling thought, “I am the oldest on my Fathers side of the family. Who can I turn too?” It stunned me for a minute I realized all my cousins are at least 4 years younger than me. Then the Scripture came to me as I am His child I am never alone, God is there every moment of the day 24/7. For a period I just sat there taking in His promise to always be there for me. I have known that for years but this one day He showed me I had nothing to fear. Truly grateful we have a God who cares so much for us & He is awake watching 24/7 over us. As long as I am obedient to His Word I shall not want. God bless. Thanks again for a good topic & words.

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  2. Life has been difficult, over the past two years.Through a ‘rejuvenated’ faith, which I allowed to slip away years ago, those difficulties have subsided.

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