In teaching the principles of the Kingdom, Jesus would often employ the use of metaphors and allegories to paint pictures in the minds of his listeners. One such instance, with striking importance, was the parable of the wicked judge. There, he tells his eager disciples about a certain disgruntled widow who sought justice against her adversary. She stood at the door to the judge’s house, hitting against it frantically, desperate with her pleas for mercy. At first, this judge would not budge, being a person who neither feared God nor man. But then, rattled by the persistence of this desperate widow, and determined to have some peace, the wicked judge eventually granted her the justice she desired.
Interestingly, like the widow in this parable, we too are often at the other side of a goal or desire. Think about it, in your younger years, you must have desired things such as good grades or a good job. Later, that desire may have shifted to the desire to find a partner and get married. Naturally, after marriage comes the desire for children and then, the desire to see them grow in wisdom and influence. Essentially, all of life is a journey of constant pursuits.
It was American author and pastor, Mark Batterson, who said: “The day you stop hoping and dreaming is the day you start to die.” In other words, the cycle never ends. As long as we have air in our lungs, we will always aspire towards something. Yet, we must remember that as Christians, we have been called to a hope that is tangible. The love God has for us is as real as concrete. He not only implores us to draw near to Him, but has ultimately given us the guarantee of an answer.
Consider then the words of Jeremiah in our opening scripture: Call unto me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know. This is a radical and open invitation from a God whose hands are waiting and whose doors are wide open. He is not like the wicked judge who has no regard for our feelings and struggles. He takes no delight in turning us away with our hungers and desires.
As a matter of fact, not only does God call us to a life of answers, He assures us of access to things that were hitherto impossible. In other words, His response is always affirmative. In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul reminded the church that all the promises of God are yes and amen. So, whether you are trusting Him for healing, the answer is yes. Whether it is for provision, His Word is yes. Is it marriage you desire? God is still saying yes. Whatever things are noble and of good report, the answer is a constant, resounding yes. After all, it is written in the Word that the thoughts of God for us are of good, and not of evil, to give us a future, a hope and a desirable end. [Jeremiah 29:11]
This month, let your confidence be rekindled. We have not been called to a hopeless faith, with a God who is unwilling to heed our calls. His Word is yes. His Word is amen. Much more, when He says yes, no one can say no. When He opens a door, no one can shut it. So rest. You will not be put to shame. That desire will be met. That goal will be accomplished. What seems impossible will be made attainable. All you need to do is call. There is always a Word. There is always an answer. You will testify, in Jesus name.
Welcome to November, your month of Supernatural Answers.