Praying with Confidence
We can pray with confidence knowing that God hears us.
We can pray with confidence knowing that God cares.
We can pray with confidence knowing that God is able to work.
We can pray with confidence because of who God is.
Our confidence comes from who God is. We need to know him as a God who listens, cares, and is able to do the impossible.
Psalm 25 gives us a picture of who God is and what he wants to do for us as well as a picture of who we are and what we need to do.
God is trustworthy. He is the God of my salvation, a merciful God, loving and good, and a faithful God. When we think of all that God is we know we can pray with confidence.
The picture we see of who we are is not a pretty one. We are sinners, guilty, distressed, afflicted, and troubled. That is not the image we want for ourselves. We need to go back and look at who God is he is merciful and loving. There is hope for us.
This Psalm also gives us instructions as to what we are to do. We are to trust God, wait on the Lord, learn from God, keep his covenant and testimonies and fear God. When we are doing this things we will be knowing and growing our relationship with God and be able to pray with confidence.
We can pray with confidence.