The Persistent Widow
This passage I’m sharing today is one I hold near and dear to my heart, for in the days we were praying for Ben’s resurrection story to begin, this was one of the passages that came back to mind and my focus for that day. I talk about this in my book Heart Scribe Vibes that’s available on this very site.
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’ ” And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 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? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
-Luke 18:1-8, NIV
This was all I needed as fuel to continue asking the Father above, for I believed I was becoming that persistent widow too. She would not stop until she got justice, and neither will I.
Justice goes beyond raising the dead who may have been taken from us. Some did believe we were robbed, that Ben was robbed, however the Lord gave me a higher perspective. Heaven is a gift. Ben got the gift of heaven, and I like giving gifts, so how can I argue with that? I had to trust I would be taken care of every day that followed in exchange for this earthly change. And folks, I have to tell you it’s true. All my bills have been covered, house covered, kids covered. He has given me the ability to handle many things. To create melodies. Speak. Sing. Write. The gifts are producing fruit, and for this I am eternally grateful for Thee gift. For, I am now living under the shadow of His wings. His wings have been protecting me once I understood my assignment: To write what I see and to trust Him as I believe into the unseen. I know this is hard to believe, My daughter, but trusting Me is the best thing you could have ever done. So don’t feel like a bother. Just think of it like a holy holler. 😍
Dependency can feel like we are bothering someone who has bigger matters to attend too. But we matter. We deeply matter to Him. He has the ability or capacity to handle all of our needs. We just need to believe it.
This parable was to teach us to always pray and never give up. The timing of Him answering those prayers matter. It’s about impact, and that impact affects more than just us sometimes. We are sons and daughter of light, and when we walk with all His might, we are able to extend a hand and shine into others the light that we have found. Amen.
Here is a motivational speech on persistence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi7dPEBFMQY
Sometimes you just need that push to remind you it’s not over, so keep pursuing your goals.
Until next time,
Keep gliding 🪁
& Smiling 😁