Luke 18:8 (ESV): 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
Luke preceded the parable of the persistent widow with the explanation that Jesus told this parable so that the disciples might always pray and not lose heart.
This story is about an unjust judge and a widow who kept going before him with her case that he finally relented and gave her justice.
Jesus’ conclusion was that God would much more readily give his elect justice, and not delay. The key question is: will Jesus find his people with faith – faithfulness – when he comes to answer their request?
God is faithful, honorable, just, and loving. Therefore, we should not fear nor doubt in praying for our needs and for his intervention in our lives. Rather, we must strive to keep faith – to continue to trust and to live faithfully – while we wait for his answer.
Heavenly Father, help me to be faithful as I wait for you to answer my prayers. May I trust you implicitly and completely. And I will praise you when you come in response to my needs. Amen.