The Lord Sustains

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As you battle your chronic illness you will face negative thinkers. Some don’t believe in God or prayer. They feel and say that prayer and Bible reading is a waste of time and energy. Others may have a general belief in God but don’t believe he knows or cares about you. They may acknowledge a divine creation but don’t see God involved in everyday activities and life. Today’s Bible verse reminds us some think is no help from God. The truth is God is our only hope.

Today’s Bible Verse:

Psalm 3:2-6 (KJV), “Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.”

What the Verses Mean:

God is here today for us. He is our hope. God will sustain us as we face life’s challenges, including dealing with a chronic illness.

Praying Using the Verses:

  1. Thank you, Lord, for being our shield, glory, and the one that lifts up our head. You are our ever present help.
  2. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for hearing our voices when we cry out to You.
  3. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for sustaining us every day as we face our chronic illness.

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Author: Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D.

Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a full-time writer. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to a career military father and stay at home mother. He lived in six states and attended eight different schools before graduating high school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Military Science from The University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Education degree. Before writing full-time, he worked as a US Army officer for 10-years, religious educator for 18-years, and as an IT software application engineer for over 20-years. He is a widower. He lives in North Texas with his cat Lacey.