We will be okay.

Who do you know is praying for you? I hope everyone reading this has at least one person who prays for them. If you have a pastor, he likely prays for you. Your spouse hopefully prays or at least has prayed for you.

I want to encourage you that one person prays for you without ceasing. Romans 8:26 teaches us that the very Spirit of the Son is always interceding for you before the Father; “for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words… the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”

Understand, it is not as if Jesus intercedes for you from afar. The Holy Spirit dwells inside of you. Galatians 4:6 says, “And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts crying ‘Abba Father.'” Romans 8:16 teaches us that the indwelling Holy Spirit is in constant communication with our own spirit.

That your spirit is communicating with His means that he understands what you are going through. He knows your fears. He feels your feelings and discerns your thoughts. He also speaks the language of the Heavenly Father. All of these characteristics allow Him to pray prayers on your behalf, way better than any prayers you could pray for yourself.

Be encouraged, Christian brothers and sisters! Not only are you prayed for, the One praying for you the most is Son of Righteousness. The one most entitled to access to the throne of God the Father is the One who takes your true feelings and desires before Him. If the “prayers of the righteous availeth much,” then the prayers of the Spirit of Christ avail most of all.

Now, I’d like you to shift your thoughts from yourself to all believers for a moment. Not only do you have the Holy Spirit in you, interceding on your behalf. The Scripture teaches that He “intercedes for the saints.” The word “saints” is plural. Who are the saints? He’s not talking about the football team from New Orleans but all who have believed and been justified by the blood of Christ.

Let this truth sink in; the Holy Spirit of Christ dwells in the hearts and lives of all believers. The Father intimately knows every believer in Christ because the Spirit of the Son is always in communication with theirs and tirelessly crying out to the Father in the language of the divine. God knows all the hopes and fears and desires of all the saints on the planet.

The One who loved and died for the church is unceasingly lifting her up before the Lord. She has no spot that He is not praying to blot out and no wrinkle He is not intent on ironing out. Her sanctification and glorification are more sure than the rising of the sun each day. By the Holy Spirit’s continuous prayers, she will be delivered to Him at the marriage supper without spot or wrinkle washed, cleaned, and fully pressed out by His word.

I invite you to meditate on this truth with me. If you have believed, then you have received the Holy Spirit into your heart. Moreover, all who have believed are adopted into the holy family of God. They are your brothers and sisters from every tribe and tongue on the planet. The same Spirit that lives in you and intercedes on your behalf also lives in them. He is making us all one in Him and lifting our collective concerns, thoughts, feelings, and struggles up to His Father.

We have weathered some harsh storms in 2020, but we can rest knowing that we are cared for by the One who cares best. We are not okay, but we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we will be okay.

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