Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Support.
Turning to dictionary.com, I read:
- to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); serve as a foundation for
- to sustain or withstand (weight, pressure, strain, etc.) without giving way
- to undergo or endure, especially with patience or submission
- to sustain (a person, the mind, spirits, courage, etc.) under trial or affliction.
Our God is intimately involved in the life of each one of His children. He knows each of us perfectly right down to the number of each dyed hair. He is present in our lives, every single minute down to the most minutest of details.
And this is the truth which gives us the support needed in the hardest of circumstances –
Our God will support us in all things for all of our days.
“If I go to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.” (Psalm 139:10-11, NLT)
Our God, intimately with us in every detail of our lives, is supporting us every step of the way. I admit – I have often read this psalm and been struck by the truth of how God ordains life and grows each of us in the womb of our mothers.
But there is another truth found in this psalm which should invite us to bow humbly before the grace and mercy of our God, who alone is infinite in His power and wisdom; abounds in grace and mercy; and loves us fiercely.
It is His strength which will support us.
“… and your strength will support me. (Psalm 139:10b, NLT)