Nov12SunNovember 12, 2017
The Gospel of Luke 18:1 “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray and not to faint saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God nor man: and there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.”
As children of God, we have been placed in a position or posture where we ought to always pray and not to faint–faint either due to the circumstances, situations, frustrations, disappointments, or whatever it is that you allow yourself to surrender to. To faint is to draw back due to lack of courage or strength to oppose or come against that which will depress, oppress, or immobilize you. Don’t allow worry, frustrations, anger, disappointments, loneliness, or lack to win the battle! Your faith (FirmAssuranceInTheHealer) in the Mighty God has to be stronger than anything you’re going through!
Luke 18 verse 3-5 says (NLT); “A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy! The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, “I don’t fear God or care about people, 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 or petitions!’” If this unjust judge became weary at the widow’s petition and yielded, how much more shall the God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ grant you the desires of your heart. Come against the things that’s coming against you! Don’t let it beat your faith into submission to where you surrender to the lordship of doubt or unbelief.
Time does not cause God to panic or be moved, as people there are two things we should never allow ourselves to do: 1) worry and don’t pray, 2) pray then worry. This will cause our prayers to be hindered or be ineffective.
Scripture references: Luke 11:5-8, Luke 18:1-5; 2 Corinthians 10:3-4; Galatians 4:19; Philippians 4:6