What sustains you? Is it a level of happiness? Is it a relationship? Job? Food? What we seek to sustain us makes all the difference in our lives and our walk.

Believers seem to seek their sustenance from one of two factors: what God DOES or WHO God is.

If we are dependent only on what God does we will have a lifelong roller coaster ride. Our faith will be high one day and low the next. God warns in Isaiah 55:9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways.” In many circumstances we cannot begin to understand what God is doing. I would go so far as to say that most of what God does is invisible  (Outside our realm of observation and understanding).  Remember the passage that says “Faith is being… Certain of what we do not see.” Seems to me that our faith needs to rest on God’s identity and not just on his activity.

Moses persevered not because he saw the burning bush, but because he experienced God. We can enjoy the activity and miracles of God, be blessed by them, testify about them. But our stability must be in WHO He is. If the Israelites had grasped this concept in the desert, the promise land may have come a few decades sooner.

Miracles do not sustain us…it is he WHO made you, WHO will carry you, WHO will rescue you.

“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”

– Isaiah 46:4


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