Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Some encouragement from Jesus ...
Have you grown weary of the battle for justice in your life?
Then maybe this single sentence will give you some encouragement ...
"One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up," Luke 18:1.
If anyone knows what it is like to experience injustice, it is Jesus. His encouragement to us is to be tenacious in prayer and never give up on God.
Here's the story Jesus told after that sentence ...
"There was a judge in a certain city," he said, "who neither feared God nor cared about people. 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 he finally 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!' Then then Lord said, 'Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don't you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?'" Luke 18:2-8.
Are you persisting in prayer? Are you hounding God with your request for justice because you trust Him? Or have you given up? If so, it's not too late to start trusting God again and praying like you've never prayed before!