Words of Encouragement
January 29, 2022 2:09 AM
Hello brothers and sisters in Christ
The Lord is still giving us words of encouragement in this time of great distress and worry.
13 September 2021
Just before waking, these words were impressed in my spirit “Men ought not to be discouraged, but to pray always”
I immediately recognised these words as being part of a parable that Jesus told His disciples concerning the corrupt judge and the widow. Jesus was demonstrating the persistence of the widow in trying to get justice from the unjust judge.
We can certainly relate to this with everything that’s happening in the world today and how we ourselves are now crying out day and night for justice to be done throughout the whole world. Our spiritual warfare, our prayers; our faith and our praise and worship being all part and parcel of it. The Lord will go before us to make everything right and to make all those crooked paths straight again.
Isaiah 45:2 I myself will prepare your way, levelling mountains and hills. I will break down bronze gates and smash their iron bars.
We have sinned against the Lord, so now we must endure His anger for a little while. But in the end He will defend us and right the wrongs that have been done to us. He will bring us out to the light; we will live to see Him save us.
There are some prayers that will be answered quickly while other prayers require persistence and patience, especially when it comes to justice. The Lord wants us to remain steadfast in our faith until the very minute that He comes back.
Luke 18 : 6-8
Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to teach them that they should always pray and never become discouraged. “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that same town who kept coming to him and pleading for her rights, saying “Help me against my opponent!” For a long time the judge refused to act, but at last he said to himself, Even though I don’t fear God or respect man, yet because of all the trouble this widow is giving me, I will see to it that she gets her rights. If I don’t, she will keep on coming and finally wear me out! ” And the Lord continued, “Listen to what the corrupt judge said. Now will God not judge in favour of His own people who cry to Him day and night for help? I tell you, He will judge in their favour and do it quickly. But will the Son of Man find faith on earth when He comes?”
Let us pray: Lord help us to remain steadfast in our faith as we wait for justice to be done, for those things that You have promised to do in our favour. We ask this in Jesus mighty name Amen! All of Your promises are Yes and Amen!
Love, Peace and blessings to everyone.