1 John 5:14-15 (TPT) Since we have this confidence, we can also have great boldness before him, for if we present any request agreeable to his will, he will hear us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we also know that we have obtained the requests we ask of him.
What a wonderful reminder – when we present our requests to God that are in line with His will, He will hear us, and we can be confident that we will receive what we ask of Him. There can be seasons in our lives when we feel like God is no longer near and our prayers begin to lack confidence, we may even become discouraged and allow doubt to sneak in our minds. When this happens it's always good to find a few scriptures to stand on, cast down the negative thoughts that the enemy throws our way - refusing to believe that our situation is hopeless. Christ is the hope of glory and He desires for all of us to be made whole. John reminds us that we may come boldly to our Father, whom sits at the throne of grace when we pray, knowing that God will come through for us.
Let’s remain confident in Him as we continue our journey sharing the gospel with those around us. No matter what trial is set before us, we can press on in faith knowing that God is for us and when God is for us, who can be against us? What are you waiting for?
Romans 8:31 (TPT) So, what does all this mean? If God has determined to stand with us, tell me, who then could ever stand against us?
Hebrews 4:16 (NLT) So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Ephesians 3:12 (NLT) Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (AMP) Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [that is, separate you from profane and vulgar things, make you pure and whole and undamaged—consecrated to Him—set apart for His purpose]; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete and [be found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful and absolutely trustworthy is He who is calling you [to Himself for your salvation], and He will do it [He will fulfill His call by making you holy, guarding you, watching over you, and protecting you as His own].