Oct 13, 2015
Don't be weary in prayer, keep at it. Watch for God's answers, and remember to be thankful when they come. Colossians 4:2
Times are hard. We need hope, now more than ever. So often we feel hopeless. We feel weak. We feel like God isn't hearing our prayers. We need hope for a better future. We need hope for a better life. We need God to answer us.
Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to Him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.' "For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually come and attack me.'" And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He keep putting them off? I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:1-8
In the above parable, the judge didn't care about justice or her plight. Yet he responded to the widows persistence. Jesus' point isn't that we have to wear God out with our petitions till He finally caves in to stop us from bothering Him. Jesus wants to encourage us that God DEEPLY CARES about His children who cry out to Him. He IS listening. HOW MUCH MORE will God respond to our prayers than the judge to the widow. He WILL come to help us ... and He WON'T delay an answer for one second longer than is necessary for our good.
NOTHING is impossible for God. So until He makes His will concerning any given request clear to you, keep on asking again and again and again, IN FAITH BELIEVING, though it may seem like nothing is changing at all.
God's answer to your prayers could be JUST AROUND THE CORNER. He may answer your 20 years worth of prayers TODAY. Never think that God doesn't care or doesn't hear just because nothing has changed yet. He hears your prayers.
I will answer them before they even call to Me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers. Isaiah 65:24
Not one prayer is ever wasted. God hears our every sigh. He DOES NOT tire of us asking. He WANTS us to bring our requests to Him. He tells us not to lose heart and to pray always because He intends to answer our prayers. In His way and in His timing.
Keep. On. Praying. Keep asking. Keep thanking. Keep hoping. Don't give up. Don't lose heart.
THE ENEMY WILL EXHAUST BEFORE YOU DO.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray over those reading this post. I curse all attacks that may be coming against them. Help them to pray and keep on praying. In faith. Believing. And thank You Lord, that at just the right time, You will answer. In the meantime, give all the grace to wait. In Jesus' name, amen.
See also: The Man with the Plan
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