OUR LORD WHO SUSTAINS
To those who trust in God and live depending upon Him as they go about doing the Lord's business, He pledges to sustain us and uphold us by providing all we need in terms of our daily bread, protection and guidance.
The following verses illustrate this unique arrangement where the children of God are sustained by their God when they cast their cares upon Him.
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.
- Psalm 54 verse 4
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 verse 4
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
- Psalm 55 verse 22
These verses of personal sustainance by the Lord are especially robust when understood against this passage in the book of Hebrews;
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
- Hebrews 1 verse 3
Here, the Lord Jesus, whose kingdom we serve, is the effulgent glory of Almighty God and is His exact representation and He, by His mighty word, sustains all things.
The Lord Jesus our saviour upholds all things in existence by His word and so we who trust Him can rest in the knowledge that he can thus certainly sustain us.
Bless His holy name.