Men ought always to pray, and not to faint | Luke 18:1-18

Luke 18:1-18 And he spake a parable unto them [to this end], that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Jesus knew that many of us would face times and situations where we would face strong pressure to quit praying. So he tells a story about a woman wanting justice and her refusal to quit until she got it, and He uses it as a lesson for us to keep on keeping on. Jesus knows full well that sometimes He will answer our prayer with a, “no.” Apparently, though, He was more concerned about us quitting on prayer than He was that we might be praying for something He wouldn’t want to do.

The lesson is keep on praying. When the wind is blowing, and the rain is falling, and in the natural it seems to be doing nothing, keep on praying. “…men ought always to pray, and not to faint.” “Men OUGHT to pray…” Have you become aware of some promises in the bible that you believe the enemy has been trying to steal from your heart…WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO???? DON’T QUIT..KEEP ON PRAYING.

We are running a race and the truth is there are some days that you are not able to run, fact is you are doing good if you can keep one foot moving in front of another. I thank God for days that I am able to spiritually run, but reality has shown that there are days that running simply is not possible. Thank God, He addresses those days saying He gives power to those who are on the verge of fainting, and that they will be able to continue walking and not faint.

What are examples of days that we may not be able to run this race?
Days of mourning a loss. A miscarriage, a loved parent, child, sibling, or friend passing away. Some funerals are celebrations, but many are marked by feelings of profound sadness. We may not be able to run the race on those days, but at least we can take comfort that we can keep plodding on because God will give us strength to not faint.

In a season of a marriage breakup and divorce, you won’t be described as running a race. Or a season of unemployment, or prolonged sickness with no resolution in sight. There are a few spiritual luminaries who in such times will exhibit joy in the Lord, but most of us will be pressing in to God the best we can, waiting on Him to renew our strength because our spiritual electrolytes have hit almost zero.

Thank God the bible recognizes that we are not always spiritual heroes, at times we can be better described as injured warriors convalescing and licking our wounds. Thank God He has promised never to let our gas tank get to complete empty if we will but wait on Him.
Isaiah 40: 29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall, 31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

‘Seeking a Higher Standard of Service to God’

Pastor J.

Trinity Zion Church
151 Shiloh Road
Bastrop, TX 78602

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