Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'
"For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!' "
And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him all day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"
Being persistent has a way of waning as time relentlessly marches on. Jesus encourages us to not give up crying out for justice to him in our sorrows.
As your sorrows mercilessly nag at you, remember his words and carry on. Continue to cry out to him and he will incline to you and hear your cries. Along with him hearing you, he will draw you to himself.
Gentle ladies, let us be found faithful when he returns!