The Parable of the Persistent Widow
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
4 “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”
6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7 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? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Mancomes, will he find faith on the earth?”
He walked this earth and was a man doing his father's will.
We can often look at circumstances and see our choices. One choice is to never give up on believing God can answer your prayer. Holding on is something we can do for ourselves and others can do for us too. God connects lives for purpose and miracles still happen in the year 2019. Have you ever been faced with a circumstance that seemed impossible and yet God moved on your behalf? One example for me was my son at at the age of two and another example was my daughter just last year. To the natural eye, things looks scary and life threatening on both circumstances. Yet, God gave my son a miracle of life. A disease that was suppose to take his life but God immediately took it away. My daughter was different. It was a brain bleed and it took months for recovery, but yet a miracle of life. Sometimes the miracle is in the waiting and it's called a healing.
On the flip side to answered prayers, it seems as if some are unanswered. My brother was only 37 years old when he found out he had cancer in April. It would be Christmas morning when he was enter Heaven that same year. Someone told me it was my brother's time and I didn't quite understand that. I found myself in anger and frustrated that God didn't give him a miracle. I believed and I held on for him. The one thing that I do know is this, my brother (Ronnie) told me that each day is a gift of life. He said if God wants me home, then I'm ready. I was 32 years old at the time and didn't give up until his last breath. I just knew in my heart that God would heal him. As I write this, I am now 64 years old and I see that healing is sometimes Heaven too.
God's plan isn't always our plan. Jeremiah 29:11 stands true of a plan, a promise and a future. We can only live in our now and plan for tomorrow. Living in today brings new opportunities of prayer and praise to God. Through it all, I have learned to trust in God and know he is able to handle this day just fine. Turning my life over to God and allowing him to mold me daily. I have grown spiritually in the wait of life too. I learn daily and I trust God with all my heart. Nothing is impossible for God. He has turned my thoughts to positive and I see the importance of life. A new day is here and ready for you too.
My prayers are with the readers of my blog, your family and friends. Purpose this a good day and go about living kindness to others. People need our example and live in knowing God is able to handle this day just fine.