Sustain me, my God, according to your promise…. Uphold me. Psalm 119:116-117, NIV
Do you need someone to sustain you today? The word sustain literally means “to be held up.” Hebrews 1:3 says that Jesus sustains all things by His powerful word (NIV). If He sustains all things, He can certainly sustain you. God’s Word is living and powerful, and we can turn to it during any circumstance we face.
When King David was running from a rebellion staged by his son, Absalom, he found himself in a desolate corner of the desert. But he said, “I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me” (Psalm 3:5).
In Psalm 55:22, he wrote, “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”
When Paul’s ship sank in Acts 27, all the men were saved, some by clinging to timbers and pieces of wood. We can cling to God’s unsinkable promises, and they will sustain us. He will hold us up by His powerful promises. The Lord will sustain you today.
I know, perhaps as well as anyone, what depression means, and what it is to feel myself sinking lower and lower. Yet at the worst, when I reach the lowest depths, I have an inward peace. Charles H. Spurgeon