Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
The actual Greek grammatical translation of this verse is Knock and keep on Knocking; Seek and keep on seeking, Ask and keep on asking! I think that our toddlers have this figured out. They keep asking until you give in. Grandparents are much more susceptible because we think they must really want this if they keep asking. No, they just know how to keep asking! I never cease to marvel at what a lot of commitment is bundled into a 5 year old! My grandson, Sam can ask 25 times and never seem to tire.
Some of the most devout people can put their request before God and think that will suffice. Job, King David and St Paul all show us that persistence is the key. I have walked beside parents of sick children and they never stopped storming the heavens for what they wanted. A cure, More time, A Respite from the pain… God hears! God answers. Sometimes I do not understand His answer but someday there will be clarity.
I believe with all my heart that I must continue to seek. God will answer so until He does, I will keep on Seeking!
Lord, help me to be persistent in prayer. To have the faith to keep asking and encourage those who are heavy laden in spirit to come to You and bring their troubles to Your feet. You are welcoming and have the power to ease their burdens.