This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14(NIV)
Isn’t it simple to pray to God for our heart’s desires?
Dear God, Please do A, B and C. I need this and that. I pray for healing for so and so and so and so.
I often pray these prayers. Do you?
God longs to give us what we want and what we need but only if it goes along with His will for us. God sees the big picture. We do not and cannot. God knows what we need and when we need it. I can look back at my life and see so many instances of my wanting something, desperately wanting something, praying for it and not getting it.
Then something better came along instead. Something I didn’t even know I wanted or needed. But I did need it and God knew I did.
Let’s start praying for God’s will in our life. That’s hard, isn’t it? Maybe God’s will is not what we want. Maybe it will be the opposite of what we want. But we need to trust that God our Father knows us better than we know ourselves and knows what we need at this very moment.
Let’s pray today for God’s will and see what happens!