This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him. ~1 John 5:14-15
Pray is like our own personal direct line to God. We can pick up the phone anytime 24/7 and know that he will be on the other end ready to talk or just listen. It is important to pray with confidence. this time of prayer shows God that we trust him. Being able to pray with confidence is easier if we know what God has revealed in his word. God is a father true to his word.
When we go to God we must first understand that his will may not be what we want and he may not give us an answer right away. the old saying goes “Father Knows Best” and we have the most amazing father who knows exactly what our hearts desires are. Having faith that God will provide for us is so important when we go to him with anything. Sometimes he will answer right away and sometimes it takes him awhile. Sometimes we get exactly what we asked for, sometimes its a variation and sometimes it is so completely different but he always answers (“Thy will be done”).
I have this terrible habit of praying without confidence. I go to God like a scared child afraid to ask in fear that I’m not going to like the answer. Sometimes I go to God like a spoiled brat making all kinds of demands and grand, selfish requests. I get upset, frustrated and even angry when I don’t get my way. When I go to God with confidence and remember that it’s his will not mine, I see great things. I don’t always like his response but I am ok because he truly does know what’s best.
When you are praying do it with confidence. Remember that we have the Greatest father a child could every want or need. Remember to Pray for his will not yours. Remember that you may not get the answer right away, but you will always get an answer. Remember that you may not like the answer but his answer but he truly does know what is best!