Jesus Is Praying for You About THIS

Jesus Is Praying for You About THIS | Encouraging word by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com

I was hurting really badly. Something had been done to me that was devastating, and my heart was broken and bleeding.

I was so discouraged; trying to stand in faith, but all the standing I could do was to survive another day. Each morning, I would say, “Abba Father, I know that You’ll take care of me. I trust You, Lord … but I’m dying. Please, please help me.”

As Charles Spurgeon taught, sometimes the joyous are not always happy.

During that time, I fought through a deep depression.

I managed to make it through every day, but I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so broken, so dead, in my life.

One day, I was praying and the Lord brought to my mind the fact that Jesus is in Heaven, where He ever lives to make intercession for us. So I asked: “Lord Jesus, what are You praying for me right now?”

And I received an answer–an answer I’ll never forget.

What did Jesus say? Well, I’ll tell you what He didn’t say first:

  • He didn’t say that He was praying for resolution of the injustice that had been worked upon me.
  • He didn’t say He was praying for all things to work out for my good.
  • He didn’t say He was praying that I’d receive an extra-special blessing that day that would make me feel better.

I would have loved it if He had said any of those things, but He didn’t.

You want to know what He said? He said:

“That you would persevere.”

Whoa. Totally unexpected.

The biggest thing on Jesus’ heart for me at that moment, despite everything I was going through, was that I would persevere.

Although I was hurting so badly at that time, that simple phrase from the Lord–“that you would persevere”–four words, no more–hit me like a ton of bricks. It hit me because it was do-able. The Lord didn’t ask me to get up and leap forth into my day with great enthusiasm. He didn’t ask me to put on a smiley face and act like nothing was wrong. He didn’t say to get up, get over it, or any other pat answer.

No, He told me the one thing I needed to do–and one thing only. The one thing that was on His heart: that I would persevere.

Wow.

And so I did.

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I took another breath, and another and another. I got up and kept going. I kept walking the walk I knew I should walk. I stayed in the Word and prayed. I fasted and contended and sought the face of Jesus even though I thought that every. single. day. was. killing. me.

Ever been there?

I’m sure you have. Maybe you’re there right now; but if not, you almost certainly have been there before. And if you have been there before–or are there right now–then let me tell you what you may or may not already know:

Eventually, the situation worked itself out. It worked out because God worked it out, and He did it because He promised He would.

Remember Romans 8:28? It contains God’s promise to YOU today, no matter what you’re enduring right now:

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

All things. ALL. All things work together for your good if you love God and are called according to His purpose.

Do you love Him? Are you called? If so, the thing you are going through is going to promote you.

I can’t answer the first question for you; I don’t know if you love God or not. I hope you do, but only you know that. If you don’t, I pray you would give your life to Him with everything you’ve got today, and love Him. He loves you very much, and He loved you first–so He is worthy to be loved in return.

But you know what? After you get past that first question–the “Do I love Him or don’t I?” question–I can tell you the answer to the second question. Because if you exist (yep, you do), then you are called. God has called you.

Jeremiah 29:11 says this:

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

God has a future for you.

It’s a hopeful future, too:

  • A good future.
  • A bright, promising future.
  • He has things for you that eye has not seen and ear has not heard–things that have not entered into the heart of man. Things people can’t even conceive of.

That’s how good He is, and how much He loves you! He’s been storing up good surprises for you since eternity past!

But you know what? The only way to get the future God has for you is to persevere.

You have to persevere in order to walk into your destiny.

That means you can’t quit. I know it’s tempting to quit, but you can’t.

That means you can’t stop. I know it’s tempting to stop, but you can’t. 

And that means you have to keep on doing what you know is right:

  • Keep reading your Bible.
  • Keep encountering Jesus in its pages.
  • Keep seeking Him.
  • Keep throwing yourself on His grace and mercy every day.
  • Keep giving your all to know Him better.
  • Keep praying.
  • Keep casting your burdens upon the Lord, for He will sustain you. He shall never allow the righteous to be moved.
  • Keep on, keep on, keep on.

Keep seeking His face. You have to persevere.

I believe Jesus is praying the same thing for you today.

That’s right. Jesus is praying for you. We know this because Hebrews 7:25 says:

“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

And since Jesus is praying for you, what is He praying? He’s no respecter of persons. If He wants something for me  He wants the same thing for you.

That means the prayer that Jesus is praying for YOU today–the request of His heart that He is lifting up to Father for YOU–is: “Father, that they would persevere.” That you would persevere.

That’s His prayer. For you. Today.

Again:

Today, you have to persevere.

I know it’s hard sometimes, but God’s grace is sufficient for you.

His strength is made perfect in your weakness. If there’s one thing I’ve learned during this past year of raising a newborn plus working this full-time job mostly-without-help-during-the-day, it’s that God’s grace is enough.

It may not be pleasant to learn this. It is definitely not the most fun to have to rely on grace–in other words, to have nothing else to rely on. It is way more fun to not have to persevere … to not have the pressure that demands perseverance … to not have the struggle.

But I don’t live in a life without struggle. Do you?

I live in a life in which tests and trials come. I live in a life in which things happen, and God helps us navigate the waters safely–but there are waters of hardship and adversity to navigate.

Aren’t you in that life with me?

But you what? We can persevere. Today, YOU can persevere.

That’s right. You can do it! Jesus is praying for you. He’s praying for you and making His grace–tangible, helpful, right-now kind of grace–available to you. 

And He’s praying that you would persevere.

Not that you would be a rock star–but that you would persevere. (Although, to be honest, I think your persevering makes you a rock star in Jesus’ eyes. He’s a pretty big fan of Y-O-U.)

He’s not praying that you would excel at everything, even though you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

He’s not praying that you would be some kind of poster child for the perfect life, although He does want victory for you in every area. He paid for you to experience victory in every area.

But today, Jesus is praying for you … and He’s praying that you would persevere.

When the Lord spoke this to me the first time, it meant so much.

And it was hard, but I persevered. Not through my own strength, but through His … and He brought me out higher and stronger and more blessed than I could ever have been if I had not endured that discouraging, horrible time.

So what’s the takeaway for you?

There’s more to life than just perseverance. God DOES bring hope and help into your situation when you ask. It’s not all just “hang in there until the storm is over.” No, we can walk in total and complete victory in Christ Jesus.

But if you aren’t quite there yet (as I’m not either) …

If your life isn’t perfect yet, today anyway (as mine’s not either) …

And if you could use some hope today …

Jesus wants you to persevere.

He wants you to hang in there, because something good is around the corner.

Something better is on the horizon. Jesus is looking at things from a higher perspective, and He sees what’s coming around the bend. Jesus sees a brightness rising on your future. He sees the light He is sending your way.

But to get to that hope and future He has for you, He needs you to persevere. 

Will you do it?

Will you choose today to get up, put one foot in front of the other, and persevere–keeping on doing what you know is right today, whether you feel like it or not?

I believe you will. And if you will, you need to confess it publicly. Speak it out of your mouth right now: “I choose to persevere today!” Then, if the Lord is speaking to you directly through this message, please leave a comment below.

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42 Comments

  1. Just what I needed to hear today! I love to know Jesus is prayer no for me,that blessed me so much! Thank you for this word!

    1. thank you zo much for thiz encouraging words from God.
      yes i am persevere todat amen

  2. I choose to persevere today, Amen

    1. I choose to persevere
      In the name of Jesus Christ!
      A.R

  3. Thank you! I needed to hear this today. I was sitting with my Bible this morning and the Lord led me to go to Jeremiah 29:11. He simply wanted me to read that passage and yet I read chapters before and after as well. He ONLY wanted to encourage me with that simple but powerful reminder. Then a notification came on my phone to read your word released today and wouldn’t you know, it was about the same passage. Great timing and yes I will persevere! God bless you!

  4. This was a word for me. Tbank you

  5. Thanks Jamie,
    “I choose to persevere today!”
    God bless you and your family.

  6. Im so troubled, and I thin k this is just what The Father has planned for me. I believe in persevering, I will get lost in Him and find my rightful place. Draw me close to you Lord.

    Thanks you Jamie.

    1. Kris Harrell says:

      Wow right on target thank u so much for being His vessel and using the gifts He has given u! This has helped me and I. Know He has alot more to say to me. Blessings! Kris

  7. Maria Rizzi says:

    Good morning Jamie,
    I’m so thankful for today’s word. It has helped tremendously because I’m in the process of moving and have been hit very hard with circumstances that are beyond my control. My body is wracked with pain, and I have until Friday to be out of here. Each day I cry out to Papa for more of His Grace, strength, endurance and physical help and each day I see how He is providing me with those answers. All along the way He has placed Spirit-filled Christian people in my path even down to the moving Co. I love what you posted about asking Jesus what His prayer is for me today. Perseverance is not what I would’ve
    thought He would reply, but that is AWESOME! I love God, Jesus and Holy Spirit, and I would do anything to always please them. Thanks for your wonderful and timely post.
    May God continue to strengthen you and keep you in perfect peace, as you care for your family, yourself and your ministry for the Kingdom of GOD.
    Blessings and love,
    Maria

  8. joseph d schiavone says:

    Always uplifting to read your messages Jamie. Yes perseverance is key ! For our reward is in heaven.

  9. Oh my goodness! So timely I moved from a place where I was born and raised to a place I never heard of a year after my husband passed to be closer to my mom. Well I thought I would just pick up where life left off. But no, that was not Abba’s Plan. I have been here now for a year and a half. When I tell you I couldn’t get a job after applying and getting denied for jobs I was over qualified for. I got hired on a job January 10th and still have not started. Every bill attached to my name is overdue. My car insurance has lapsed, I had to get food stamps and Medicaid.Randomly I was blessed to get my taxes selected to be audited so delay on that. Light bill, telephone bill, car note, rent, bank account overdrawn….. yet I believe there is hope and as you stated I have to persevere. I am keeping myself motivated to study and meditate the scriptures and to stay in God’s presence. Even though I feel like crawling in my bed and balling up and not facing the day. Yet! I will persevere it is a very uncomfortable place but yet I have hope. Because I know God is my very present help in my time of trouble I know I can look to the hill which comes my help. I am trying hard to believe and not faint nor complain. This word as well as all your content motivates me so much to keep going. I love the Lord with all my heart and soul. He is yet perfecting me but I will not quit. God bless you Sister Jamie. You are encouraging me to continue to write the books he put in me and to be consistent in doing his will. I even attempted to start a blog. Dear Jesus I thank you for interceding for me and yes I will Perservere all for your Glory.

    Love you all in Christ Jesus❤️

  10. ReShonda Parker says:

    Hi, I’ve been getting these articles of hope and prayer for a while now and not often do I open them and really read them. I’m ashamed to say that other things in my email grab my attention. This morning I was going through my emails and saw this, I said myself that I’d read it later. Then a thought popped up in my head that ask” What if God put your prayers off til later?” That was enough for me! I am blessed to have read this and it came at such a great time because I really needed to hear that I must persevere. I’ve been going through and I’ve been feeling so low and down on myself that at times I felt like quitting. I’m glad I didn’t and I see myself as stronger because i didn’t. But for those who do, they are not weak they just need someone to love them or give them some encouraging words. He didn’t put us here to suffer and hurt. He does not want to see us go through hard and sad times. I do believe there is something more for us. I have always had a problem with giving him my worries and letting him do what he will with them. My grandmother is always telling me to ” Give it to God and don’t go back and get it because be will think you don’t need him.” And that’s far from true because I know I need him!!! Thank you for reminding me how good God is and that there is hope along the horizon.

    1. Hi, ReShonda. I’m so glad you read this article today, and that Papa God blessed you. I hope you will continue to read, as He gives me so many words of encouragement every week that I know meet the heartcry of every person in this community. You are here for a reason! May Papa God manifest His manifold blessings to you today and every day.
      Love in Christ,
      Jamie

  11. Meloni Simpson says:

    Jamie,
    Wow, I really needed this word. Thank you so much for encouraging me. There are so many times I just feel like God isn’t listening to me and just want to give up. I love your blog, you definitely have a gift and I appreciate your sharing it. Thank you, thank you for sharing your insight into God and how he is praying for us. Persevering here. May God bless you and your family and ministry.

  12. Shailaja Abraham. says:

    God bless you sister Jamie.No one loved me on this Earth.I know Jesus Christ loves me.when I read your message I felt happy and consoled. Thank you for the timely message God bless you and your ministry. thank you so much.

    1. Jesus loves you very much, Shailaja. Do you know Him? I hope you do know Him already! For He sets the lonely in families–and He will do that for you if you will ask Him. If you don’t know Him yet, I hope you will get to know Him. You can read more about that here if you don’t already know Him.
      Blessings.
      Jamie

  13. Patricia S says:

    Thank You Lord for interceding for me to persevere through it all. I shall come through it all. I’m strengthened today!!

  14. Yes, I will persevere. Thank you for posting this..you will never know how much this has helped me this morning. I wept last night but joy came to me this morning when I read this.

  15. I choose to persevere with God by my side. Thank you Jamie. May God bless you richly and use you extensively for His works here on earth.

  16. Brenda L Payton says:

    Yep I’m there right now! Tears are flowing but Jesus is helping me preserve! I don’t understand but I know who I trust, JESUS!

  17. I have been super depressed. Felt like giving up. The devil wants me to quit moving forward- I have been in my Bible in the mornings and praying fervently. I am up against my mistakes amd habing to deal woth them but I need to persevere. Thank you for the Word today.

  18. Divinefavor Osinloye says:

    Thanks for the encouragement!

  19. Mogany Naicker says:

    My family and I choose to Persevere today. Jamie, as i read this message i felt the presence of God. I was weeping as i read this. This word is for me.. I truly need to get strength from the Lord to Persevere. Curerntly i feel very restless and frustrated i am not sure what is it..

    God Bless you for the word that you provide each day. God bless you and your family beyond measure.

  20. Dear Sister Jamie,
    Amen to what you wrote! I was praying this morning for strength, as I have little, for wisdom, as I need it desperately, for guidance, mercy, grace and God’s loving protection because I am weary!! I thank you for the word “perseverance” as I have added it to my requests, and thanking Jesus for His prayers. Perseverance is not a very “glamorous” concept (!) as it sounds tiring, but it IS what we need to do as you say Jesus says. So, I decided to give the concept more light and choose to persevere with Jesus’ strength and now I feel some joy in “plowing the muddy fields of life here on earth!!
    I have been through so much too and now unemployed for 6 months, savings depleted and not enough income to live on. A job is waiting for me as soon as the building is completed, sooner than later I pray. But in this season I felt God really tugging at me, so I have taken the time to draw nearer to Abba Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and it is transforming me. I chose not to be depressed, as I have been at tiimes, honestly, that is harder than believing in victory!! I chose to follow Him and really focus on the journey that I am on with Jesus and God’s plan for my life. It isn’t easy but I ask the Holy Spirit to lift me up and give me strength and now perseverance and bring angels and miracles in my life! I ask the Lord to show me big and mighty things I do not know, and that brings me joy and excitement… I know that Jesus does pray to the Father for us but I had actually not incorporated that concept. Thank you for that!
    I pray for you and your family too. It seems the deeper we get with God the more the enemy is riled up…So peace, protection and blessings to you and your family.
    In Christ with love,
    Valerie

  21. Dear Sister Jamie,
    Amen to what you wrote! I was praying this morning for strength, as I have little, for wisdom, as I need it desperately, for guidance, mercy, grace and God’s loving protection because I am weary!! I thank you for the word “perseverance” as I have added it to my list, and thanking Jesus for His prayer. Perseverance is not a very “glamorous” concept (!) as it sounds tiring, but it IS what we need to do as you say, Jesus says. So, I decided to give the concept more light and chose to persevere with Jesus’ strength and now I feel some joy in “plowing the muddy fields of life here on earth!!
    I have been through so much too and now unemployed for 6 months, savings depleted and not enough income to live on. A job is waiting for me as soon as the building is completed, sooner than later I pray. But in this season I felt God really tugging at me, so I have taken the time to draw nearer to Abba Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and it is transforming me. I chose not to be depressed, as I have been at tiimes, honestly, that is harder than believing in victory!! I chose to follow Him and really focus on the journey that I am on with Jesus and God’s plan for my life. It isn’t easy, but I ask the Holy Spirit to lift me up and give me strength and now perseverance and to bring angels and miracles in my life! I ask the Lord to show me big and mighty things I do not know, and that brings me joy and excitement… I know that Jesus does pray to the Father for us but I had actually not incorporated that concept. Thank you for that!
    I pray for you and your family too. It seems the deeper we get with God the more the enemy is riled up…So peace, protection and blessings to you and your family.
    In Christ with love,
    Valerie

  22. Confirmation from the Lord through this word! Thank you Jamie…..praise the Lord!! Amen, amen, amen

  23. Rebecca Jones says:

    This is a second confirmation for me to keep going, it has been very trying, but I know I can rely on Him.

  24. jamie i choose to persevere amen

  25. I really needed this word today. I’ve been in a season that I sometimes do not understand and if I’m being honest, I sometimes feel like giving up. But I know I can’t. I know I have to persevere although I see nothing in the physical. I’m tired, I’m exhausted physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. But I know that victory is coming and I have to persevere and keep going forward although I feel weighed down. I have to keep going and know that what I’m waiting and standing for will be worth this all. Thank you for this word Jamie.

  26. Amen 🙏🏼 thank You Lord for this message through Jamie🙏🏼♥️I will persevere in Jesus Name and so will my children
    My entire family ♥️♥️♥️🙌🏻♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

  27. Thank you Jesus for praying for me. “I Choose to Persevere Today! Amen God Bless You Jamie , your family and ministry and for your prophetic words of encouragement. Love in Christ

  28. Biakching Hauzel says:

    At first… When i read your msgs i am totally down… But then what God preserve for … Is sure there… Now i get a good news.. Praise the Lord. I hope i will be of some help to you Jamie. Thank you so much.

  29. Biakching Hauzel says:

    At first… When i read your msgs i am totally down… But then what God preserve for … Is sure there… Now i get a good news.. I hope i will be of some help to you Jamie. Thank you so much.

  30. Joseph Gandywest Agathe says:

    I choose to persevere today and in the days to come.Amen

  31. Thankyou so much for sharing this. I’m facing something that is hard and tiring but it’s not over. I might have wanted to hear it’s all going to end up perfectly but I was more encouraged by what you wrote because it speaks to what I know deep down. Thankyou.

  32. Kim Ballas says:

    Amazing!!! message Jamie I thank Jesus for praying for me as he has worked so amazingly in my life and family and I thank God for you Jamie God bless you!
    You have helped me alot love reading your website 😘😊

  33. This is the word for me today! Thank you, Jamie.

  34. Lilliana Markovic says:

    Thank you so much for your message, it truly blesses me. Yes and Amen to ‘perseverance’ it definitely does promote .. you’re instrumental for Gods glory and I
    Thank you and bless you for being used mightily for the things of God 🙏🏼🥰

  35. Thank you Jesus for Praying for me! Thank you Lord for Loving me! And thank you Lord for giving me Strength! I CHOOSE to Persevere!!!!

  36. I CHOOSE TO PERSERVER
    Thank you God

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