"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

SUSTAINED


The devotional shares how we can feel immobilized, totally exhausted as we walk through our journey. I certainly can contest to that. Especially a few weeks ago when I felt paralyzed not only physically, but emotionally, when I had to face some trauma in t. But, during these times, when our road ahead is very long, I am so thankful that I do have a God that will not only carry me, but sustain me as I journey on to freedom.

The idea that as we sojourn in our recovery, God will be at our side picking us up when we stumble and protecting us when faced with danger. God knows each one of us intricately and knows what we need at the moment of rescue.

God sets no time table. He will always be with us, if we let Him in. Even to the ends of the earth.


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 There are times in recovery when we feel totally immobilized - times when we cannot 'walk' at all. In times like this, God promises to carry us. When we are weary or burdened or disabled, God will pick us up gently and carry us. There are also times of exhaustion during recovery - times when we can still move but we don't know where we will get the energy for the next step. When we are on long and difficult journeys that require endurance, God promises to sustain us. God will give us strength and patience and hope so that we can keep going. And there are times of great danger in recovery - times when the risks seem overwhelming. When we are in danger, trapped and overwhelmed, God promises to rescue us. God will pull us out of danger and bring us to a safe place.

God's promised help is attentive to and informed by our specific needs. God will not 'rescue' us when what we really need is strength to continue. God will not give us strength when what we really need is to be carried for a time.

Notice that God's promised help has no time limits. God is not going to grow weary and regret having made these promises. God will be with us today, and tomorrow, and each one-day-at-a-time day throughout our lives even to our 'old age and gray hairs'.

Thank you, Lord, for understanding that I need different things at different times.
Carry me when I cannot walk.
Sustain me when I need to endure.
Rescue me when I am in danger.
Amen.

Copyright Dale and Juanita Ryan

14 comments:

  1. Exhaustion, yes. I know that feeling.

    I don't know, I'm still in a battle for why God did this to me, leaving me to be near non-religious at the time being.

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  2. YaYa, so much appreciate your honesty.

    I respect your battle with God. I too battle with Him at times, especially to why He did not prevent certain things from happening especially in my childhood.

    As hard as it is to comprehend why God lets "bad" things happen, He at the same time feels our pain and still has a great outcome for our lives despite the pain (which He wants to heal) of our past. Nothing goes unnoticed with Him.

    I did not mean to get all "preachy" on you.

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  3. You quoted:
    "Carry me when I cannot walk.
    Sustain me when I need to endure.
    Rescue me when I am in danger.
    Amen."
    Copyright Dale and Juanita Ryan

    He has done just that and continues to do so.....for me and I know for you as well.

    Prayer Girl

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  4. Thank you for this scripture. It encourages me today:)

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  5. Love that song. Thanks for the reminders....gentle, consistant, probing.

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  6. W&W, glad you were blessed with whatever song was playing at the moment.

    Terri, appreciate your visit and glad that you were encouraged today by the timely scripture.

    PG, if it was not for His continued support, I would not be here today sharing.

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  7. Glad you can take comfort in Gods sustaining power JBR!

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  8. Well, it sounds like NMW (No Matter What) God is still in charge! And He will...if we "let Him"....

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  9. Exhausted..yes, I am there, too. Thank GOD, as you said that HE is always with us...every step of the way!
    Blessings and prayers, andrea

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  10. Exhaustion seems to be the common denomimator here. Praise God that He gives us the strength we need to make it through each day. He doesn't always promise us easy times, but He does promise that He will never leave us nor forsake us. For that I am eternally grateful to my Precious savior.

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  11. ty for reminding me.
    Sometimes I forget what a gift I have.

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  12. the freedom in healing can sometimes lead to horrible terrible exhaustion. (((((hugs)))))))

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  13. God will carry you sweetie.

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  14. Thank you all for responding and you input. Blessings....

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