Thursday May 05, 2016
by Joan Webb
The Master Sustainer
Psalm 54:4: "Surely God is my help; The Lord is the one who sustains me."
God is our helper and Lord. He alone is worthy to be our master or controller. Yet, some of us have allowed someone other than God to become the lord of our lives. Still others of us may have become the controller.
When a human being is master of someone else's thoughts, beliefs, words or actions, God's rightful place is usurped. When we strive to please a person, instead of God, the burden becomes unbearable, often leading to overserving or overworking.
God, not other people, is the one who sustains us on a continuing basis. He keeps us going when we feel like giving up. When we are so exhausted that we cannot feel or even cry, he holds us up and waits for us to regain our strength. Others may push and "lord it over", but the Lord God compassionately helps, nurtures, and sustains us.
Lord, I have allowed another person
to be more important to me than you.
Please forgive me.
I want you to be my Lord.
Thank you for helping and sustaining me
as I change my ineffective attitudes and actions.
This process is difficult,
but with your support I can make it.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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