“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15 (NKJV)

Trust is not an easy thing to earn, but it is easy to lose. When there is trust between two or more people it involves putting yourself in a vulnerable position. You want to know that the other person who knows you intimately will hold and protect information that only the two of you know about. In the same way, we want to trust that God has our best interest in mind. When we pray we trust God to answer our prayer and grant our request. When He does answer our prayer, can we be trusted to do the right thing with the answer?

We view our surroundings and our situations based on our physical senses, i.e., hearing, seeing, feeling, smelling, and tasting. When we pray, we tend to look for answers through one of these senses. Faith is the spiritual sense that is our direct connection with God. When we pray and believe God will answer, our faith in God is the internal confidence that gives us peace about trusting God. It is our strong faith in God that causes us to be aware of God answering our prayer that others don’t see.

The strength of your faith is the key to praying with confidence. How strong is your faith?

To be continued…