Sustained

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.
Hebrews 1:3a, NIV*

“Sustaining all things by His powerful word.”

I don’t know about you, but to me the world seems a little out of control. Natural disasters are more frequent and widespread, society’s morals keep sliding, sickness and anxiety thrive. Of course, it doesn’t help that I finished 2010 by reading the book of Revelation.

Today’s verse is from the beginning of Hebrews, and later in the same chapter we read about the heavens and the earth perishing. The writer ends that passage by reaffirming that God does not change.

God the Father won’t grow weak or fail. Jesus the Son will sustain all things. The Holy Spirit will never leave us.

I take comfort in that. The world may be a scary place, and material things will wear out, break and decay, but I can trust the God who made the universe to sustain what matters to Him… and that includes us.

Mighty God, we can depend on You to sustain us. Give us the grace and faith we need to keep our confidence firmly fixed in You, who alone are worthy. Because of who You are, we can rest in hope.

This version of the newsboys’ “Lord, I Don’t Know” doesn’t show the lyrics, but the images are really effective.

*New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

7 thoughts on “Sustained

  1. Susan Stewart

    These are strengthening and encouraging words to me today. The song is perfect and the images are powerful… I love how God does that – stirs up and touches a need in me I didn’t even know was there until you share what he’s been speaking and doing in your heart… Cool.

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    1. janetsketchley

      Susan, I find that every so often too. I’m innocently reading someone’s blog or book, or listening to a song, and wham–right between the eyes at times. But in a good way!

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  2. Stephanie

    Today I read Psalm 19. Verses 7 through 11 speak of the power of His Word. Amazing, isn’t it! (I plan to commit this psalm to memory.)

    May God bless you and sustain you throughout the coming year, Janet.

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    1. janetsketchley

      The power of His Word…. Imagine Him speaking everything into being, and now holding it together…. I will look up those verses in Psalm 19 now. Thanks for sharing them!

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  3. janetsketchley

    Susan, Stephanie, Belinda… God has blessed me through each of your writings in 2010, and I pray for His continued outpouring on and through you, to His glory and your benefit.

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