God’s Word Sustains Us Through Anything

O LORD, You know; Remember me and visit me, And take vengeance for me on my persecutors. In Your enduring patience, do not take me away. Know that for Your sake I have suffered rebuke. Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.
— Jeremiah 15:15-17 NKJV

The journey toward righteous rule is never easy. This is the road less traveled, and along the way there are many obstacles to face. Going in one’s own strength is tedious, painstaking, and, ultimately, self-defeating. A matter of sad truth is the fact that many people who receive the Father and come to know Him sometimes walk away from Him. They surrender to the cares of the world and allow them to overwhelm their perspective of Him. Going against the very proclamation that they once made, they become non-believers of the Father’s words. It would have been far better for them never to have known the truth than to have embraced it only to walk away. The supremely sweet words they once knew and loved have become bitter to them. The soil of their heart has no nutrients to support the growth of godly fruit.

The Father’s words contain life beyond measure. His words spoke into existence everything in the heavens and on the earth. When He said, “Let there be,” there was. Everything that was made was established by the power of His words, and His words continue to sustain everything. From generation to generation, as the earth revolves, the Father’s signature is clearly visible. As man continues to search for himself, he searches in vain until he comprehends that his life is in God. No treasure on earth can purchase that knowledge or supply a suitable alternative. All of mankind comes from the Father. Among the human race exist both good and wicked people; people who fear God and people who don’t. Wickedness is a choice that people make freely in their minds.

Our sustainability is based on our understanding that man is spirit, soul, and body. Our biological bodies function according to the health of our vital organs and systems; healthy blood circulation and clear, unhampered breathing, for example. However, another vital source of life exists beyond the natural order: the “spirit.” Natural processes sustain physical human life only temporarily; to transcend the natural order, we must understand and embrace the life and power of the Holy Spirit.

Once we understand that our identity is found in the Father, we begin to realize that the magnitude of the fulness of life is the “breath” that comes into us from Him. This breath is filled with His words, which possess life beyond description. The Father’s words, infused with their own nutrient called “Spirit,” far surpass anything we perceive with our natural senses. As we begin to partake of His words, we become true believers of everything He says and has said. The Father knows how to fulfill His own words. His words are nourishment to our bodies and strength to our bones. They are sweet to every part of our beings. They only increase our capacity for fullness of life. Those who know the Father bear His name, breathe His breath, and become His living words to the world.