A Blind Woman's Prayer

A Blind Woman's Prayer

I read a true testimony here lately about a blind lady who heard the gospel present truth about Jesus Christ and became a devoted follower of Christ.  From that point on, she earnestly desired to read the braille Bible, but her fingers were not sensitive enough to follow the raised print to learn the letters.  Despite her best efforts and the painstaking efforts of her teacher, she could not follow the lettering.  She was very disappointed and wept bitterly over this.

But then something amazing happened.  This dear lady began to earnestly pray to the Lord to make her fingers sensitive enough to read the braille.  She persisted in her petitions to the Lord.  But afterwards she fell very ill.  During the illness her fingers became very sensitive to touch, and she was able to read the braille print!  She was able to read the precious truths of God's word for herself! Glory to God!

God Answers Persevering Prayer

This woman's persistence calls to my mind the parable that Jesus taught us about perseverance in prayer.  "Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.  He said:  'In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men.  And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'  For some time he refused.  But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!' And the Lord said, 'Listen to what the unjust judge says.  And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?  Will he keep putting them off?  I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly.  However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?'"  Luke 18:1-8, New International Version

You know beloved, sometimes we forget why our heavenly Father gave us prayer in the first place.  Prayer is our lifeline to God to call on Him when we need Him the most.  And He will hear us, and will not fail to answer our prayer.
Unlike the wicked judge in Jesus' parable, our Father does not have to convinced nor persuaded to have compassion on us and help us.  He wants to give us all the things that we need.  "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:19.  He will not fail us!  But we, like the widow and the blind woman, must persist in our prayers BECAUSE the LORD is faithful!  We have to fight the good fight of faith and not be deterred by weariness, self-pity, distress, discouragement or apparent setbacks and defeat!  A good soldier and civil rights warrior, Georgia M. D. Powers, once told me, "Struggle is the evidence that we not yet been conquered."  As long as we wrestle with God in prayer, we cannot be defeated!  He helps us to believe and keep praying no matter what, so don't stop praying, no matter what!

Hear the words of Jesus telling us the key to spiritual victory and power over the adversary the Devil.  We must cling to God's hand and never let go until He moves and works in our favor!  Like Jacob in his time of trouble, the Lord wants us to wrestle with Him in prayer and prevail as princes with the King of Kings!  Our trials are tools in God's hand to give us a depth and breadth of experience by the exercise of our faith through persevering prayer.

So be encouraged beloved.  God has not forgotten us.  He has called us to be overcomers through faith in Jesus.  We can put all of our trust in Him.  We can continually hope in God and grow stronger through the tests of life.  Have faith in God.  Have faith, dear friends, in God.

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