Perseverance – we will not give up when things are difficult
The story that supports us in this value is.....
'The parable of the persistent widow'
A judge helps people know what is fair. Jesus said in the story that the woman said to the judge, "There is a man who is not being fair to me. Give me my rights!"
At first, the judge refused to do anything, but the woman kept asking him. Finally, the judge said, "This woman is bothering me. I will see that she gets her rights, or she will bother me until I am worn out!’”
After Jesus finished the story, he said, "Learn a lesson from the judge. God’s people cry to him night and day. God will always give them what is right, and he will not be slow to answer them. I tell you, God will help his people quickly!”
Have you ever found yourself in a situation that was so hard that you just wanted to give up? Maybe you were having trouble with your schoolwork. Perhaps you and a friend had a disagreement and you just couldn't seem to work it out. Or maybe one of your classmates kept being unkind to you.
What Jesus wants us to learn from this story is that God, our Heavenly Father, loves us and wants to do nice things for us. He wants what is best for us and he has the wisdom to know what is best.
But don't forget, God likes to hear us ask, not just once, but again and again. He doesn't want us to ask once and then give up!