“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”
- These verses are often doubted because we pray for many things that do not turn out like we want them to. The misunderstanding comes because we often overlook three words in this scripture: “according to His will”. The purpose of prayer is to align us with God’s will, not to align Him with ours!
Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, “declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
John 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourselves in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”