- “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us” (1 John 5:14).
We can be confident in the providential operation of God. The word providential means: beneficial, advantageous, and fortunate. God operates in order and He’s completely truthful in everything He says to us. He is unchanging. We can place our trust and confidence in such a just and righteous God. As I said before, there are many benefits to belonging to Christ. This personal, intimate relationship with Him, built on trust, faith, and adoration of His goodness, leads us to extraordinary confidence. God’s system operates differently than the world’s and comes with a guarantee too good to ignore. The world offers no warranty or protection―it’s buyer beware! But with God there’s always protection and reward. This is just part of His benefits to us.