If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Do you see the first part of this promise? If you remain in Christ and His words remain in you, then you will be given what you ask for. Want to know why? When you abide in God you won’t be asking for things that are outside His will for you and so you will be given what you ask.
Are you walking outside His way? Do you have a grudge with God? Are you in a season of waiting (and frustration because waiting seasons are some of the toughest)? Sometimes prayers are unanswered–especially when we’re out of sync with Him.
One of the bravest prayers we could pray is “May You be glorified no matter what” and then trust that whatever happens will bring glory to God one day. That’s allowing yourself to step out of the driver’s seat and telling God “Yep, you got this. I trust you.”
Do you think you could pray that today? Give God whatever circumstance is bothering you, whatever you are praying for, and tell Him His will be done. Ask Him to show you what He wants for your life and ask for guidance. Read Scripture too! It’s amazing how a verse can pop into minds at just the perfect moment.