And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us; and if we know that he hear us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. (1 John 5:14 – 15)
We MUST exercise FAITH…. sometimes it is harder than others, I know…. but faith says to us that the outcome is certain, and God likes us to believe Him for the impossible (2 Chronicles 16:9)
How do we know if it is according to His will ?
If we are seeking a closer walk with Him… if we are battling sin, bad thoughts and satanic attacks …. if we are seeking to do good to others…. then it is most certainly according to His will…. for it is at these times that we most need His help.
Sometimes He even grants our petition when it is not His will…. like when we are a bit selfish and greedy…. and afterwards we realize that we were wrong and we grow spiritually from the experience.
Dear children of God…. the enemy tries to get us to doubt…. tries to make us feel that God is going to be harsh with us…. but even when bad things happen to us, for whatever reason….. God is there to help us if we will rely on Him, I speak from experience….. God can do ANYTHING and NOTHING is ever too hard for the LORD…. even though the children of Israel saw His wondrous miracles time and time again in the wilderness, everytime they were confronted with a new crisis they grumbled and panicked….. let us not be like them, but look to the Lord in FAITH for another certain victory is right around the corner and we just need to BELIEVE that !
If you are one of God’s dear children…… and if you are having trials today…. if you are feeling gloomy…… take comfort from this His Word..
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them ALL” Psalm 34:19
and from this hymn
“O Thou, in whose presence my soul takes delight, on whom in affliction I call, my comfort by day and my song in the night, My hope, my salvation, my all !”
If you know you are living in sin and apart from God…. then it is not too late…. the devil is a hard taskmaster and you do NOT want to remain in his clutches…. ANY sacrifice you have to make to get right with God is worth it, and “there is joy in heaven over one sinner that repents” (Luke 15:7)….. as long as you live in this world there will always be problems BUT as God’s child you will have His help and you WILL be able to cope…. moreover you will feel His love and peace in your heart…. as well as enjoy His protection and covering over your life.