When should we be assertive with God? - Assertiveness - TouchPoints

When should we be assertive with God?

Psalm 105:4Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him.

Matthew 7:7Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

Be assertive in your search for God. Pursue him with questions, troubles, doubts, and fears. Commit to loving him and following his Word, trusting his promise that what he says is true and that he always has your best interests in mind.

Hebrews 4:16So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Hebrews 10:19And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus.

1 John 3:21Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence.

Be assertive in your approach to God through his Son, Jesus. It may seem bold, even brazen, for sinners to come into the presence of a holy God, but he has given us permission to do so.

Psalm 88:13O Lord, I cry out to you. I will keep on pleading day by day.

Matthew 6:7When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again.

2 Samuel 7:2-28O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, God of Israel, I have been bold enough to pray this prayer to you because you have revealed all this to your servant, saying, ‘I will build a house for you—a dynasty of kings!’ For you are God, O Sovereign Lord. Your words are truth, and you have promised these good things to your servant.”

2 Thessalonians 1:11So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.

Be assertive in your prayers to God. Plead sincerely and claim his promises for yourself and for others. You can never pray too much, too often, or too fervently.

Psalm 71:8That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long.

God is worthy of our assertive, endless, and thankful praise. The more we offer our praise, the more we will find to praise about.

Psalm 71:14But I will keep on hoping for your help; I will praise you more and more.

Allow yourself to risk hoping in God. He will not fail you. Be bold and assertive in what you hope for.