Who then will condemn us? No one--for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God's right hand, pleading for us.  Romans 8:34

Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.  Hebrews 7:25

My candles remind me that God is at work, when I can do nothing.

And as I lit them just now, I was reminded of the scriptures that reassure me that Jesus pleads for me always. 

Whether my candles are lit or not, He lives to intercede on my behalf.

I know that's true, but it leaves my mind sometimes.  

And then I feel abandoned and alone, anxious and incompetent, confused and afraid.

Thank God, thank God, thank God that faith does not depend on me.

Thank God it depends instead on the Love that never lets me go, that always holds me safe.

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