Sustain See also Sustaining Church Leaders I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee, 1 Kgs. 17:9. didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, Neh. 9:21. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee, Ps. 55:22. spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, Prov. 18:14. his righteousness, it sustained him, Isa. 59:16. men are bound to sustain … governments, D&C 134:5.