And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’
Luke 18:3 ESV
Over the last year+, this has been my battle cry. As I often point out, Christians will face immense difficulties in life but we serve a God of justice and are never without help or hope.
Sometimes we are able to see our suffering clearly tied to the persecution Jesus promised us, such as a coworker or loved one who despises our love for Jesus. Other times the trial is a bit more vague and veiled, like with Job.
Whatever you are going through, this whole passage offers a perfect line of defense and can help you to stay focused not only on what you can do, but what God wants you to do when you feel like you should just give up.
God doesn’t want you to be disheartened, but to pray continually (vs. 1). No matter what part of your inheritance in Christ is being threatened, you can still go to Father with the same request, “Justice!”
Don’t give up, Child of God. The more the enemy tries to take from you, the more that is rightly due to you. I don’t know exactly what that looks like for you or for me, but I expect it. I expect my Righteous Father to restore all and more of what was taken from my family and I pray that when Jesus comes back He finds this faith (that He both wants and provides) within all His people (vs. 8). No matter what it feels like in this moment, He will not delay.
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