After I earned enough money, I couldn’t wait to share my news. I waved the cash in my hand and excitedly showed it to my mother. I was so proud, but she was stunned. She confirmed with the pharmacy owner that I had earned the money, and then we were off to the store to get my Nike shoes. Two years later, I became an all-star point guard for my high school basketball team.
I share this story because in the Bible, God tells us to never give up when we pray. So many times we stop talking to God because we feel He does not answer us. There will be trials, tests and difficulties we encounter that are more severe than wanting a new pair of shoes.
That being said, we must be persistent in our prayers. Determine to never give up when praying God’s will. In spite of the pain, disappointment, or confusion you may be feeling, continue to persevere in your prayers and don’t give up.
Now He was telling them a parable to show them at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart.
The Big Picture
There is more to the story than me becoming an all-star basketball player as it relates to persevering in prayer. I just saw the immediate desire for basketball shoes, but my mother saw the big picture.
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