Persistent Faith


Your faith is large and your request is granted.

-Matthew 15:28 TLB

Jesus spoke these words to a woman who requested healing for her daughter. The disciples urged Jesus to send her away because they claimed she was bothering Him with her begging. Ever feel like that?

Sometimes asking over and over for the same thing seems pointless. Maybe you think God just doesn’t hear you and you may as well stop begging. It may be days, months, or years of asking for the same request.

God heard this woman’s persistent prayer and He will hear yours. Persistent prayer is a common theme in the scripture, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16 KJV). Jesus said to ask, seek and knock and the door will be open (Matthew 7:7).

Faith is the key that moves God’s hand. Over and over in the scripture we see Jesus responding to the deepest needs of people. The Bible encourages “if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us” (1 John 5:14 NIV) and if you have faith of a mustard seed, you can move a mountain (Matthew 17:20).

Be assured when you pray, God is looking at the persistence of your faith. He is working when you can’t see Him. Keep praying, your miracle is on the way.

Prayer Focus

Ask Holy Spirit to help you have persistent faith to believe that He is able to do anything and that all things are possible with Him.

Thank God in advance for all that He is doing in your life, even when you can’t see it.

Dina Osborn

Dina Osborn

Dina is a wife, mom and educator. She has taught and done research on Christian curricula including ABeka and Radiant Life. She is an avid learner of the Bible and enjoys finding ways to incorporate the Bible with instruction as well as enjoy fun time with her family.
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