S – Now he told them a parable on the need for them to pray always and not give up
Luke 18:1 CSB
O – We need to pray and not give up. Simple principle – tough application.
A – I was struck that Jesus wanted to tell his disciples to pray and not give up. The two work together. My journey with Christ is more of a marathon than a sprint. Yet, I wonder why he doesn’t answer some prayers faster. I have learned his timing is better than mine. Hindsight has proven numerous times to reveal God’s will and purpose.
Also, surrendering the situation to God is not giving up. Surrender is an active state of yielding your will to God’s. Giving up is quitting. As long as you are not quitting, you are growing.
R – Lord, help me to do this.