“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” 1 John 5:14
Most times, believers allow their experience or that of others to determine their view of God. But this ought not to be so. Just like no one knows you better than yourself, no one knows God better than Himself. That is the reason why Jesus severally made statements such as this “…No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Matthew 11.27. “…for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father who is in heaven (Matthew 16.17).
“Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? He that has seen me has seen the Father; and how say you then, Show us the Father? (John 14.9)’. His disciple also affirms the same fact ‘No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him (John 1.18)’. This clearly tells me that the revelation or insight into who God is exclusive to Christ Jesus. Only Jesus (the Son) reveals the Father, and only the Father reveals the Son, and to whomsoever, the Son will reveal the Father.
1 John 5:15 says, “And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we already possess what we have asked of Him.”
Now, by faith in the gospel, the truth of the Father has been made known unto us, the Spirit has been given, we have been reconciled to God, have right standing with the Father, Jesus is our advocate with Him, and we can never be condemned again. This is the fact of our redemption. Our confidence is built upon this solid rock. As children of God, we can confidently approach Him with our needs and desires. Our confidence is like a castle built on a solid rock foundation in Christ. The Father delights in hearing us ask for His help, guidance, and provision. He wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives.
It’s easy to think that God doesn’t care about the small things, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. He cares about every detail of our lives because He loves us unconditionally. When we come to Him with childlike faith and trust, it brings delight to His heart. Furthermore, asking God for help isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s an act of faith. It takes humility to admit that we can’t do everything on our own and that we need His help. Amen. James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.” Amen.
Father, I know you always hear me. As I pray today and always, I hold on to this confidence and receive and have all I ask in Jesus’ name.