I wait for your salvation, Lord, and I follow your commands. (Ps. 119:166)

She was a widow, and she was desperate. She needed a miracle! The woman was facing an unjust judge who did not fear God or care about people. Because he had no scruples and no fear of God, he was not concerned about judging the case of the widow in a fair manner. According to Luke 18:1–8, the woman did not give in to the disdain of her only source of justice on earth. Instead, she kept on appearing before him and claiming justice against her adversaries, until he finally granted it to her.

The legal system today can also be cumbersome, overwhelming, and frustrating at times. When my family and I moved to the United States in the late 1980s, we had to face the pains of the immigration process to achieve the right to live and work here. The piles of paperwork to be filled out were endless, as were the interviews, meetings with lawyers, and medical exams, which all came with a high price tag. Despite all the troubles, we chose to persist and trust the Lord for our blessing.

The Lord is fair and just to those who trust him and believe in his promises. Faith believes even when it cannot see. Giving up is not an option when we serve a God who can turn the impossible into a testimony of his power to deliver his children.

God is bigger than the giant you are facing; trust his faithfulness.

Luska Natali is a native of Brazil who is passionate about God, her family, learning new languages (she fluently speaks three), and meeting people.

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