And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
- Belief or trust in somebody or something, or in the ability of somebody or something to act in a proper, trustworthy, or reliable manner.
God is trustworthy. But the best way to establish trust in any relationship is by experience. You can say that you trust God because of what you've heard Him do for others but nothing compares to your own experiences with God, they become priceless as you grow and develop in your relationship with God.
Another way that we can begin to develop confidence in God is through consistent meditation in His Word. God's Word is alive, it is spirit, it is life. The Word of God has the ability to create supernatural knowledge and understanding in your spirit and soul to the point where you begin to know God in ways you have never known Him before through spiritual intimacy and fellowship. This kind of relationship is obtained through spiritual hunger and diligent seeking. His Word creates the bond of trust through the supernatural unveiling of who He is.
Trust and/or confidence promotes dependency. When you trust God you will begin to depend on Him for everything. You will come to Him for anything and involve Him in all things. You begin to understand and take full advantage of His love for you. You know without a shadow of a doubt that He will withhold nothing good from you. You become bold and confident in prayer knowing that your will is to do His will. Your confidence is unshakable concerning the Father. You know that He loves you and that He hears you and that He answers you.