First John 5:14 contains the Lord’s promise that, if we will ask Him for things that line up with His will, His answer will be “yes!” This passage says:
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”
So how do we learn what God’s will is, so we can ask properly? By studying His Word. The Bible contains thousands of promises that clearly tell us how our Father wants to bless us, provide for us, comfort us, heal us, take care of us, and—most importantly—draw us closer to Jesus.
Our Father is the Giver of good and perfect gifts (James 1:17). He won’t withhold any good thing from those who walk uprightly (Psa 84:11). And because He is kind and good, He delights to dump good gifts on us, His children!
So don’t lose heart! Make sure your prayer lines up God’s Word, then ask away—and keep on asking!
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