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Persistence – Part 2

Ever felt like quitting?

Are your finances in such a state that you feel like giving up from discouragement or exhaustion? Perseverance is learning to continue when you feel like stopping. Listen to this account from the Bible in Luke 18 about the power of persistence. “One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “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 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!'” Then the 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!”

We can almost hear the persistent widow’s voice in the story. Day after day she stated her case, and like her, the Lord invites us to ask him persistently, to never tire in prayer, to never tire in trusting Him, to never quit even when we’re in unpleasant circumstances, and unlike the unrighteous judge, God cares deeply about your every need.

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