“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat,
but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail.”
“Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—
who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.”
“But I will hope continually
and will praise you yet more and more.
My mouth will tell of your righteous acts,
of your deeds of salvation all the day,
for their number is past my knowledge.”
“Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands”
I’m reading through Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening devotional this year. Yesterday’s evening devotion focused on the reality that Jesus prays for us, and it has me captivated. “When we pray, He pleads for us; and when we are not praying, He is advocating our cause, and by His supplications shielding us from unseen dangers.”
How thankful we should be that our Lord prays for us, protecting us from dangers of which we are entirely unaware. This is why your soul can find its rest in God. He is unceasingly faithful to watch over and keep you, to continually pray on your behalf. His eye does not lift from you for a moment.
Whether storms clearly rage around you or all appears calm, may you rest in Christ without fear or anxiety. For your Savior prays for you.
Your Savior, on whose nail-pierced hands is etched your name. Your Savior who willingly died for you, and who rose again in victorious power.
He is a mighty warrior, called Faithful and True. (Revelation 19:11)
His name is Immanuel—God with us. (Matthew 1:23)
All things were created by Him, through Him, and for His glory and purpose. (Colossians 1:16)
He upholds the universe by the word of His power. (Hebrews 1:3)
He calls the stars out by name. (Isaiah 40:26)
And He will not allow you to be snatched from His hand. (John 10:26)
He prays for you. Prayers filled with steadfast love, unending faithfulness, flawless wisdom, and matchless power. These are the prayers of your Savior for you.
What, then, have we to fear? For God is for us. Today, let us go forward in continual hope and ever-increasing praise, declaring the righteous acts and salvation of our God, thankful that their number is greater than we can know.
“O Jesus, what a comfort it is that Thou hast pleaded our cause against our unseen enemies; countermined their mines, and unmasked their ambushes. Here is a matter for joy, gratitude, hope, and confidence.” –Charles Spurgeon