The Lord Sustains Me

Psalm 3 vs 5

“I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.”

I awoke to the rain this morning which caused a long debate between my flesh and my spirit as to whether I should Intentionally Rise or enjoy the gentle sound of rain on the window pain.

As I read this verse in my daily readings, with blurry eyes and a hot cup of coffee in my hand, I felt I should study this word “sustained” as it did not seem to describe the way I was feeling.

SUSTAIN: “to supply with sustenance : nourish. 3 : keep up, prolong. 4 : to support the weight of : prop; also : to carry or withstand (a weight or pressure) 5 : to buoy up sustained by hope”

If I slot some of these definitions into this verse then when I wake up, the thought of His Sustaining me brings about a feeling of excitement to come and spend time with Him!

  1. I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord wants to supply me with sustenance and nourish me through His Word.
  2. I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord wants to carry me through today.
  3. I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord wants to buoy me up and sustain me with His Hope.

Psalm 19 vs 7 echoes these descriptions when it says:

“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul.

I choose to Rise Intentionally in the mornings with the knowledge that the Lord will revive my soul, that He will sustain me with His Hope and nourish me with His Word.

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