Pocket Sized Thoughts – Temptation – Part 7

Satan has desired to have you… to sift you: but, I have prayed for you.” (Luke 22:31-32)

Satan desires to have us. Much of the time the hand of the Lord restrains him. But, there are times when we feel the full force of his fury. At such times, despair can take over and defeat seems inevitable. However, not only is the Lord aware of Satan’s attacks, but He prays … for us! This is a most wonderful thing that the Lord of all creation should pray for us at times of severest trial. But, note how He prays. He does not pray that the trial be taken away; instead He prays that in the very middle of the trial our faith should not fail. Our faith may seem to hang by a thread as questions and doubts assail but He will faithfully and prayerfully ensure that our true faith in Him will endure.

PRAYER – “Lord, thank you that you pray for me … always.”