Sunday, September 15, 2013


God will never fail you. If you trust Him, He will help you with whatever you need. 
If you are experiencing a trial or difficult temptation right now, this is what God's word promises:"But you can trust God. He will not let you be tempted more than you can bear.
But when you are tempted, God will also give you a way to escape that temptation. Then you will be able to endure it." ~1 Corinthians 10:12-13 (ERV)

"Christ is the one who gives me the strength I need to do whatever I must do.  
~Philippians 4:13"  (ERV)
"Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am." ~
Philippians 4:10 (MSG)

These are beautiful promises from One who is entirely faithful to His word. He cannot lie.
" is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged."~ Hebrews 6:18
But what if we lack the faith to believe in His promises? Will He then not help us? God will still help us even if our faith is weak. Even if we have failed Him miserably. For His word promises:
 "If we are faithless (do not believe and are untrue to Him) He remains true (faithful to His Word and His righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself."~2 Timothy 2:13 AMP

There is nothing you or I can ever do to make Jesus stop loving us. He suffered and died on the cross to forgive all of our sins and wipe away every shame.
His word promises He will never leave or forsake us.
He will let no evil conquer the one who trusts in Him. (Psalm 91:10).
"He keeps every promise forever." ~Psalm 146:6

Lord Jesus, thank You that You put no conditions on Your love for us. May You help us to know that You will never fail us or forsake us no matter what trials we face. In Thy name we pray. Amen.

Unto The Least of These, © 2013 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Holy Spirit Prays For Us

Christ's Spirit Prays In Our Hearts: Illustrated by S.D. Harden

The Holy Spirit Prays For Us

The other night as I was sketching a picture of Jesus praying, I thought of the verse in Romans 8:26 where St. Paul writes that the Holy Spirit prays for each believer, deep within the sacred temple of their being, at the altar of their heart, interceding for their needs according to the will of God.

"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God." Romans 8:26

As I sketched my symbol for the Spirit of Christ praying to the Father, I wanted to give my Heavenly Intercessor a peaceful expression but also evoke how powerfully focused He is as He prays steadfastly for the individual needs of the one He indwells.

According to scripture the Holy Spirit abides within each child of God. He loves and cares for each believer as if he or she is God's only child. The Holy Spirit makes each soul He indwells His priority. He is always praying through them to the Father, interceding on their behalf. The child of God is His beloved, precious charge. His love for each is measureless. Here is what St. Paul wrote about the love of Christ for His children:

 Ephesians 3:17-18 "And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts, living within you as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love; and may you be able to feel and understand, as all God’s children should, how long, how wide, how deep, and how high his love really is; and to experience this love for yourselves, though it is so great that you will never see the end of it or fully know or understand it. And so at last you will be filled up with God himself."

 God's Spirit will not ever abandon nor forsake His little one. Jesus said, the Holy Spirit would be with us forever.
(John 14:16-17 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.)

What an amazing promise! What an incredible comfort to know that we who belong to Christ are in-dwelt by His very Spirit who is always interceding for our every need according to God's will.
He will never leave or forsake us. He will always love each one of us with measureless love, no matter what. That means Nothing you do will ever make God stop loving you. Please believe what His word promises. For God cannot lie.

Hebrews 6:18 "God has given us both his promise and his oath, two things we can completely count on, for it is impossible for God to tell a lie."

Nothing can separate us from Christ's love!
Romans 8:38-39 "And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Heavenly Father, comfort us today with the assurance that You will always love us and never leave or forsake us demonstrated through the gift of Your precious Holy Spirit that You have given to each believer who has trusted Christ as their Savior. In Jesus name. Thank You. Amen.

Unto The Least of These: The Holy Spirit Prays For Us: © 2013 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved. Illustration: Christ's Spirit Prays in Our Hearts: © 2013 Suzanne Davis Harden