The Daily Devocast brings you daily encouragement from God’s word. Today’s devotional message God is My Sustainer is based on Psalm 55:22.
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you: he will never let the righteous be shaken.
(New International Version, Psalm 55:22)
Do you ever worry about not having enough? This feeling may manifest itself slightly differently for each person listening. One of you may be worrying about not having enough time. Somebody else might be worrying about having enough money or enough food. The list of things we can worry about not having enough of is endless.
Sometimes the thing that is bothering us isn’t even a present need but was activated by a trigger that brought up something from our past. There was a period during my childhood where money was tight and food at times was rather scarce. As I’ve been progressing through my adult years I’ve had to learn to not be triggered and move into a place of despair when family resources are tight. The reality is God has provided throughout our entire marriage and we’ve never gone hungry.
When we find ourselves worrying over an area of lack in our life, verses like Psalm 55:22 can be a great comfort. The Hebrew word that is translated as sustain in the NIV has an even wider range of meaning. It can also be translated as to hold, to provide, and to supply. As we cast our cares upon the Lord, he is right there, ready and waiting to sustain us, hold us, provide for us, and supply us. As we consider that range of meaning, it’s clear that there is a thoroughness to the way God cares for each of us.
Prayer: Here’s today’s Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, for being our sustainer and our provider. If we have areas in our lives where we’ve been triggered and feel weighed down by the lack of days past, we ask that the truth of your care and provision in our current circumstances would come flooding in. For the areas of our lives where we are presently experiencing true need, we ask for breakthrough and that all areas of lack would transform into areas of Kingdom abundance. Amen.
Action Step: Here’s today’s action step: Pick one area in your where you feel that you simply don’t have enough. For the next 7 days, speak Psalm 55:22 aloud and ask God for breakthrough in that area. Do this both in the morning and in the evening. At the end of the seven days, record the results in your journal.