by Scarlett Stough
The scriptures encourage us to put our confidence in God (1 John 3:21; 5:14; Proverbs 3:26). God will hear and answer those prayers which are according to His will. His will is always for our good (Romans 8:28-31).
We are promised: “In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, and his children will have refuge. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life by which one may avoid the snares of death” (Proverbs 14:26-27). The death this verse promises to prevent is the penalty for our sins (Romans 6:23).
We are exhorted to “hold firmly to our confidence” (Hebrews 3:6) and “…do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised” (Hebrews 10:35-36).
Jesus also exhorts his followers, “But the one who endures to the end is the one who will be saved” (Matthew 24:13). He also promises to extend His mercy and grace according to our need.
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let's hold firmly to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things just as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let's approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace for help at the time of our need.Hebrews 4:14-16
God's will is to give us life forever. Only through believing that Jesus is the Son of God and paid the death penalty in our place can we receive this pardon (John 5:24,39-40). Put your confidence in God through His Son, Jesus the Christ.