[CF Devotionals] 2019-06-12 - Support

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The word support, as described in Merriam-Webster online, has the transitive verb definition: endure bravely or quietly bear, uphold or defend as right, argue for or provide substantiation, or to hold up or serve as a foundation or prop for. The last of those, being a prop for or holding up, is how I would describe the stakes that I was moving around and gently fastening to my tomato plants. Particularly after now having several developing tomatoes, they have become less able to bear the weight without drooping toward the ground. After being secured with bamboo stakes and green Velcro strips wrapped around the stems, the plants were then standing tall and ready to receive sunshine again, being better supported.

Do you ever feel as though you need some extra support? A helping hand, an encouraging word, an ear to listen? God gives us many forms of sustenance: food, clothing, shelter, community, friends, family and acquaintances, and sometimes even strangers. He shares those things with us on earth, and he also will provide the opportunity to have them spiritually with Him. He hears anything we want to share with Him, gives us his word for encouragement and countless stories of those who came before us,who were dealing with the very same situations we all encounter. He is our solid ground (terra firma) along with the other ways he provides continual support for us along this journey. All we must do to be tethered to him is to ask. Once we do, He will never leave us. Through Jesus, he showed us how we could find no better support. Just ask. 😊

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” (Isaiah 40:29 NIV)

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” Psalm 28:7 NIV)

“The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” (Psalm 29:11 NIV)

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.” (Habakkuk 3:19 NIV)

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)

“My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.” (Psalm 7:10 NIV)

“Fear the Lord your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name.” (Deuteronomy 10:20 NIV)

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All scripture references from King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted

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