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Someone I love is imprisoned.
The jail cell has no walls, and the chains are not forged of iron.
She is entrapped by her circumstances and weighted down by pain and brokenness.
A few weeks ago, she asked me to pray for her as she presented her case on the witness stand. Sharing the details of her story publicly for the first time, she cried out for help.
She wanted a friend to stand by her as she faced her menacing adversary and spoke the truth to dispel his lies.
She desperately longed to be free.
I prayed for a miracle. I asked for justice. I cried out for mercy.
My heart grew heavy thinking about all the possible outcomes in our upside-down world.
I feared for her safety.
I feared the worst until God finally assured me that her case was not as complicated as I thought.
You see, I forgot she’s got an unbeatable Defender in her corner.
He’s already declared her innocent. Victory is certain.
He pleads our cause.
Are you feeling defeated by your circumstances right now? Is your adversary trying to hold you captive by a weight of guilt and shame?
Your Advocate stands at the right-hand of the Judge. He speaks constantly and confidently on your behalf.
You need not fear. Step up to the witness stand and speak Truth.
He understands every intimate detail of your case, and He will ensure that Your voice is heard.
Lord, plead my cause.
Let’s Talk: How has your Defender stood beside You and plead Your cause?
This year, my desire is to lift up holy hands and “Pray Big.” Want to join me? I’ve created a private “Pray Big” Facebook group for like-minded sisters to share their stories and surrender each one to our mountain-moving God in prayer. Let’s cry out to God together.