Keep on praying

April 1st, 2014

In our Bible reading today we are up to Luke 18. This has a number of great words from Jesus. The one that jumped out at me today was the Parable of the Persistent Widow.

“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. 2 “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. 3 A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ 4 The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, 5 but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’ ”

6 Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. 7 Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”

I have had a number of times over my journey where I have had to pray and keep praying for something. Some of the prayer lasted years… and some are still being prayed today.

The Parable of the Persistent Widow gives us hope that if we keep asking God, then He will answer.

Hang in there if you are praying for breakthrough.

God Bless,
Dave