He Will Sustain You

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As I get older and stronger in my spiritual walk with Jesus, the realization of how weak and frail and imperfect my physical state is becomes more intensified. We get tired. We feel under the weather. Drained. Prone to sickness. Achy. Exhausted. Hazy. Slow. We feel pain. Some days, we don’t do as much as we want to do because of the busyness of the day before. Some days, we feel so tired I can hardly keep open our eyes. Not every day, but some days.

We’re all given a physical state that starts to depreciate over time. We wear out, and death is on our sleeve. Things we used to do with ease takes more effort, and it only continue to go in that direction. Of course, we can do incredible things for our health and glorify God by taking care of ourselves such as getting adequate rest, eating well, and exercising. But, it’s inevitable. We live in a fallen world with an expiration date, and our bodies our slowly degrading.

The good news is that when you’re in Jesus, you’re spiritually alive! Inside, your youth and vibrancy will last an eternity. You are timeless. Being spiritually alive means that though you live in a tent of flesh, you have LIFE within yourself. True life. The One who gave the breath of life is living inside of you – the Resurrection Himself. And because of this, though your body may decrease and eventually die, your spirit only increases as you grow in Christ. Your soul will live forever. Though you may get weaker and weaker as you get older and older, your spirit is constantly being revived, refreshed, being pulled in deeper to God, receiving more of Him, maturing in love with Him – all the meanwhile staying youthful and strong. His strength will always be made perfect in our weakness.

In us contains refreshing and renewal living waters, living waters that quenches our thirst for true life. In us contains timeless youth and the only true life there is.
I can feel this in my life. On days where I feel physically exhausted, I’m reminded that though I am fading, my spirit is gushing inexpressible joy and excitement for being God’s child. My spirit is overflowing and fiery as He sets His mercy on me as an object of His love. With His eternally timeless presence deep inside of me and His sweet closeness, I possess real life.

Though I lay tired, my insides are lit up with His light as everything in me feels energized by His renewal. Though I have an imperfect physical state that reflects our fallen world, inside of me is perfect union with my Saviour, where He constantly renews me and fills me and refreshes me and satisfies me like no other can. He reminds me that though my body may fail, He sustains me and will continue to do so until the day I see Him face to face, glorified.

{1 Corinthians 15}
“It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies. What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever. But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies. Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? ” For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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