Some view Jesus’ parable of the persistent widow as an illustration of the importance of persistent prayer. As Alistair Begg demonstrates, however, this story is better understood in the context of waiting for Christ's return. Through prayer, believers offer up their desires to God, surrender their will to Him, enter into conversation with Him, practice His presence, and experience His peace. Despite our unanswered questions, we can trust that God’s goodness means an answer will come in His timing.
1And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
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