Jesus loved teaching using parables when He was with his disciples or among the crowd. He used parables because he wanted them to know who God was and His Kingdom.
In the last 3 weeks, I have been doing the Growing Through Prayer study from Love God Greatly (you can get the study book journal here). This is a journey of faith for me, to live a prayerful life. It is not easy because in reality there are too many challenges to focus and set aside time to just pray. But here’s an amazing and great news to all of us, God, our Loving Heavenly Father, gives us the Holy Spirit to help us to pray and to pray for us when we do not know what to say. Holy Spirit knkws exactly what God’s will for us. We need to humble ourselves and surrender under His authority and grace to grow in our prayer lives.
The parable of the persistent widow is one of the parables Jesus used to teach them to pray. It is interesting isn’t? Especially when we read the passage, the widow pleaded her case before an unjust judge.
What is actually Jesus trying to show us from this passage?
I learned these 3 lessons from this parable:
- Always ask = never stop praying.
- Do not lose heart if there is a delay = have faith
- God is just = He will act justly and quickly
In prayer, we come before the throne of the Just God with faith and hope. Do not lose heart, Jesus said. It is not only a suggestion, it is a command for us to keep praying until God answers according to His will.
That is uncertain. God is the one who knows the best time to answer our prayers.
Do not lose heart in waiting for His answer.
I pray God will encourage your hearts today while waiting for His answer to your prayers.