Jesus challenges me. I don’t need more faith. I need persistent faith.
- I must be persistent in my prayer and never quit. My faith must be persistent. If I believed yesterday, I must believe today.
- I must be confident God will step in. I may not know when but it will happen.
- God will stick up for me. God is in a good mood.
Here is the story Jesus told.
Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit.
He said, “There was once a judge in some city who never gave God a thought and cared nothing for people. A widow in that city kept after him: ‘My rights are being violated. Protect me!’
“He never gave her the time of day. But after this went on and on he said to himself, ‘I care nothing what God thinks, even less what people think. But because this widow won’t quit badgering me, I’d better do something and see that she gets justice—otherwise I’m going to end up beaten black-and-blue by her pounding.’”
Then the Master said, “Do you hear what that judge, corrupt as he is, is saying? So what makes you think God won’t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t he stick up for them? I assure you, he will. He will not drag his feet. But how much of that kind of persistent faith will the Son of Man find on the earth when he returns?”
Source: Luke 18:1-6