Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, 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 the petitions that we have asked of Him. – 1 John 5:14-15 NKJV
A father desired a better job, but didn’t feel he deserved one. He struggled with impatience and anger. Not everyone noticed it, only his wife and children, when he yelled at them for the smallest thing and slammed his fist on the table. He thought for sure God agreed and he deserved punishment. He didn’t dare approach God in prayer about it. Surely God wouldn’t even hear him, let alone answer him.
Many have the same fear and instead of going to God, run away from Him. God hears us! The Almighty with whom all things are possible hears us! The Greek meaning of hear is to stop and pay attention to. When we pray, God stops and pays attention to us. He doesn’t just pay attention: He answers our petitions according to His will. Our confidence in God grows as we know He hears us. It’s when we feel the least deserving that we should reach out to Him the most.
He not only hears fully what we ask; He also hears what we have no words to express. Whatever we are going through today, we can pour out our hearts to the Lord, trusting His unconditional love and His ability to help us, from glory to glory!