Do you ever feel like you’re praying and it’s just not going anywhere?
Recently I’ve been going through things and I tried to handle it by myself. That didn’t work and as soon as I started talking to God again I felt better.
But there are still moments where I doubt if God is going to answer my prayers. There are times where I doubt if my prayers are even reaching him.
I guess God heard my doubts because I was reading Luke and I stumbled upon something that answered my doubts. Luke 18: 1- 8 has this parable about the persistent widow. In this parable the widow comes to a judge, who doesn’t fear God and doesn’t care about others, with her plea. Her plea was that he grant her justice against her adversary (Luke 18: 3 NIV). She keeps coming to the judge over and over again with her plea and in the end he’s like “Fine! I don’t care nor do I fear God but if it means she’ll stop coming to me with this plea then I will grant it.”
Jesus then goes on to say, if this guy who doesn’t fear God or care about his fellow man would give in and grant her plea how much more would God, who does care and is just, grant your pleas?
Luke even sets the stage of the parable saying: “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” Luke 18: 1.
I wanted to share this as I know there are people out there who have the same doubts I had. Sometimes when you pray it feels like no one is listening but have faith God is listening and he will give you an answer to your prayer. I’m not going to lie, the answer may not be what you’re expecting but an answer shall come none the less.
So have faith and remember this parable when you are consumed with doubt.
That is all,
Ps: Also read the parable for yourself. It will give you a better picture if I have no explained it well.