"Making A Widow Difference"
Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Oct 13, 2003 (message contributor)
Summary: If we are not going to "faint, we need to learn how to get things from God. The widow is our example. God delights in coming to the rescue of his children. This message is a study of the Widow and her cry for help.
(Luke 18:1-8 KJV) And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man. And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man. Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
“How to Make a Widow Difference!”
Note the Cry of the Widow. God does not want you to faint. God wants you to learn to pray.
“I AM HERE” (again)
An adversary had come up against her. She came to the home of the unjust judge. She came again and again. We need people who faithfully come to Church again and again.
“I AM HURTING” (again)
She was crying in great distress. I Pastor a Church of hurting people. The adversary has come up against them.
“I NEED YOUR HELP” (again)
God is waiting for you to call upon his name. He is not an unjust judge. He delights in helping his children.
“I AM NOT GOING ANYWHERE”
The text would indicate the persistence of the widow. God wants to be not only Plan A but your only plan! Are you willing to put your trust in him and in him alone!
Conclusion: Are you about to faint? Please bring your burdens to the Lord. He delights in supplying all of your needs.