Mark 11:23-24 (AMP) 23 Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him. 24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].
No matter how much we mess up we can still go boldly to God and ask for forgiveness. A hindrance to getting a prayer answered is having doubt in our heart. We need to ignore the doubt in our mind and step out regardless of the doubt we may have about things working out for us. Doubt can become a stumbling block for us to getting our prayers answered.
When doubt rises up in us for something we have faith for we have to cast that doubt out of our mind. The devil wants us to doubt because He knows that when we doubt, it can become a hindrance to answered prayers.
Even in our very worst times in life we can believe that God is working in our lives. It can bring joy to your life when you have faith that God is working. God doesn’t always work in overnight miracles, sometimes it takes a while to change things because God doesn’t only want to change what is happening on the outside to us, but what is happening on the inside of us. God likes to work in a way that changes us from the inside out rather than the outside in.
We don’t have to believe our feelings of doubt. When doubt rises up just remember that God is working in your life. It is time to agree with God that he is working in your life rather than agree with the Devil that you will not get answered prayer.
James 1:5-8 (AMP)5 If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of [a]the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.6 Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. 7 For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord, 8 [For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].