1 John 5:14-15 “This is the confidence which we have before 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 which we have asked from Him.”
Every once in a while it happens!
We have an auction. We collect payment. We deposit the money in the bank. And a few days later we receive an official letter informing us that a check was returned for insufficient funds.
Whether you are the writer or the depositer of the check, it is so frustrating to receive this notification. Upon writing or accepting the check, you trust that behind each small slip of paper there is money to back up the promise. But sometimes it just isn’t there.
There are many different reasons for this occurrence. Sometimes people knowingly write a check without the appropriate funds in the bank. Other times it is just a miscalculation of what is available. But either way the result is the same: a returned check and a big headache.
I am so grateful that when God makes a promise He always keeps it. If we who believe in Him keep His commands, do the things that please Him, and pray with a request in line with His will, we can have confidence that He will hear our words. Not only that, but if He hears our requests, we can be sure that we will receive what He has promised. Even when the answer is not clearly observable, we can have the assurance that God has heard and will answer our petition in His way and His timing.
Our God will never willingly mislead us. He will never run short on supply and fail to come through. When we come boldly before His throne of grace we will always find mercy and grace to help us in our time of need.
Every once in a while you might give or receive a check that will bounce. But when God says something, His word will never be returned for insufficient funds. Confidently rely on what He pledges. That is a promise you can take to the bank!