“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” (Luke 18:1-8, NIV)
Through the years, this story about the persistent widow has been both a lifeline and a reminder to persevere and not give up. This morning as I was reading this passage again in Meet the Bible I contemplated past moments in my life when I sought God in the way this widow cried out to the judge. Of this passage, Philip Yancey writes: “The persistent widow endures much frustration and apparent injustice before the judge finally grants her request. Similarly, Jesus implies, we may go through desert periods when it looks as if God is ignoring our heartfelt requests. But in the end God himself will settle accounts. And all those whose faith holds firm, even in the hard times, will see justice.”
Are you walking through a desert time? Have you been crying out before God and still don’t see an answer?
Keep on asking…keep on seeking…keep on knocking!