1One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. 2“There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. 3A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ 4The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, 5but 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!’”

6Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. 7Even 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? 8I 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 18:1-8

As I was taking some 6 year olds to public kindergarten from our Learning Center, one of the 6 year old boys said, “Mr. White, I have prayed to God 2 times and He has not answered me.” We talked about the above passage and I mentioned that God does not answer us immediately at times, but it could be a long time before He answers us. He answers us when He knows it is best for us and not when we think it is best. Do you know what this 6 year old said He asked God for? So you think it was for some stuff, whatever the stuff is you might think of? This 6 year old boy said he asked God for wisdom and strength. Wow… 6 years old. This is a sharp little boy who had asked his mom for his own Bible and has been reading it. How do I know that? Because when I share Bible stories with the children he says, “I read that in my Bible.” Oh, that this little boy would grow up to be a powerful witness for Jesus. May it be so!

Are you continuing to pray or have you given up? Don’t give up! Jesus told the above parable specially to His “disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.” Continue in prayer and do not give up!

Dear Father, indeed, my help comes from You. I will seek You. I will trust You. I will live for You. May it be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus, Your Son.

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