Do you ever feel like you're just hanging on by a thread? If one more thing shakes your world, you're gona lose it? That my friend is relying on your own strength. As one who has lost so much physical strength, I know and trust that I am not here by my own strength alone. Our own strength and abilities are actually an illusion because any of us could be taken at any point in time.
I say this to remind us all Who is in control and sustains us. Sustain does not mean free from trials or hardship. Sustain means to strengthen and support us physically and mentally. He will be with us and help us through whatever His plans include for our lives. 'The righteous will not be left in the fallen position, He will vindicate us in the end.'
When I think about persecuted Christians and how they endure all the atrocities in their life, I think of this verse above. ''Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.''