He tells them to persevere in prayer so they will not lose heart.{Luke 18:1} Some reasons we are TEMPTED { WE do not have to submit to the temptation} to lose heart, are…

1.- GOD’ DELAYS in answering our prayers. His DELAYS are not necessarily His denials. George Muller prayed forty years for the salvation of two men, neither converted in his life time. The day of his funeral the LORD saved the father, and within two weeks the son was saved. His DELAYS are not His Denials. Sometimes we keep on praying and we benefit as it is one means God can use to DRAW us closer to Himself! His Delays can tempt us to lose heart, when we lose sight of His care for us.

2. – DOUBTS.┬áThe disciples in the storm afraid said, “LORD, DONT YOU CARE…” The attack on His character because they were facing troubles too great for them, the fear not faith in Him was what came out of their mouth because it filled their hearts. They DOUBTED His care for them. They questioned it! His delay for them and when Lazarus died was not unkindness but to unleash His Majesty to them and place Himself on display!

3.- DEMONIC THOUGHTS, that lead to despair as they deviate you away from His character- HE CARES and away from His way of faith in HIM. So the “thought” comes… and then we often embrace it, think and dwell on it and before we know it DOUBTS arise about God and we get DIVERTED from His character and TRUTH {John 17:17}… and with our armor thrown down we embrace the lie as truth and discard the truth of God for a lie!┬áDEMONIC THOUGHTS; Faith in Him is OPPOSED by an evil foe, to seek to have you in a place of despair through “losing heart,” by tempting you with thoughts such as, “what’s the point in praying,… God doesn’t care for you… How could He answer your prayers, look at you…. why has He not answered you… there is no hope for you…” all such thoughts lead away from the CARE of Christ for you and into the DESPAIR of the evil one who seeks to turn you away from Him and inward and downward and leave you prayerless, despairingly in darkness and unbelief!!!

**When we choose to Quit persevering in praying, we open the door to despair! Hear what the LORD says, Persevere in Praying and do not lose heart! The antidote to losing heart is to persevere believingly in the LORD who Cares for you!-{A principle Luke 18:1-9 teaches!}

Be encouraged…

Pray on, Don’t succumb to the temptation to Quit! He Commands, He Cares, He is faithful! PRAY ON… its’ His DIVINE WILL for you, this moment…