God Sustains Me


Psalm 33:16-17 “The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.” Truly understanding what this verse means because it’s been instilled in your life is something that so few will ever experience.

Earning my place as one of the few (in the Marines), I always thought I had a close relationship with God. That was until I found myself praying every time I had a chance to breathe. There was this one time everything that came out of my mouth was a prayer or a thank you to the Lord because He undoubtedly was the only One that gave me the strength to continue on.

The challenges and the tribulations that I faced not only challenged me mentally and physically, but mostly spiritually. The exhaustion I’ve felt was not only building me to become stronger, but bring me closer to God.

As told in Romans 5:1-5 “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice[d] in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

The exhaustion I’ve felt was not only building me to become stronger, but bring me closer to God.

Before this, all it used to be was just words that I read, black ink printed across white pages. But now it’s repetition in my head. All that I think of now is how to live my life shameless, brought direction when I was aimless. I’d just stand during worship and they’re not just songs to sing, now I’d open my mouth until I turn blue to let God know I am thankful to Him. I’m absolute I am there when the gates of His kingdom open.

I asked the Lord to save my soul. He put me in His hand and my life is forever changed. My mind, body, and spirit are still under development. If you’re reading this and you haven’t guaranteed your spot in Heaven yet, if you’re still unsure about what’s on the other side of eternity, maybe you should do the same.


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