God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life. Psalms 54:4 CSB
Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalms 55:22 CSB
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4 NIV
Our verses for this week tell us that God takes care of us. The word they use is sustain. Sustain means “to give support or to take care of.” When you were a baby, your parents sustained you. They cuddled you and fed you, bathed you and loved you, and yes, even changed your diapers. And just like your parents sustain you and care for you, so does God!
First, remember that God created you to be just exactly who you are. He knows you and cares for you. In our two verses from Psalms, both written by King David, we are told that God is our helper, and we can tell Him our troubles and our problems, our burdens, and He will give us peace and help.
Our verse from Isaiah is God’s promise to all of His people and to all of us who are His children because we believe in all that Jesus did for us, to save us. Ok, I know you don’t have any “gray hairs” yet! But it just means that God’s promise to sustain us, to take care of us, doesn’t end when we grow up or become adults or parents or even grandparents. God will always take care of us and sustain us.
One of the ways God helps me all the time is that He gives me ideas for this blog. As I read His word each day, there is always a verse or two where I feel like God is speaking directly to me. Challenging me to write about something that He wants me to share with you. This week the word “sustain” just jumped out at me. And I want to share with each one of you, that God loves you, cares for you, and sustains you throughout your entire life. You are His and He is your helper!
This week I want you to talk with your parents and try to remember a time when God sustained you, cared for you, protected you, answered a prayer, or helped you in some way. Can you think of a time when you just knew that God was with you, helping you? Ask your parents to share some of their stories of how God has sustained them. And then share one of your stories with someone else. Let them know that God cares for them, too!
Blessings and confidence that God loves you and sustains you!