Matthew 9, 15 and 17 all contain passages about people who sought Jesus out for their own requests. They sought Him out because they knew He could do it. They didn't say after their request, "if you want to" or "your will be done."
They demanded this (in a respectful way of course). They were relentless. They knew Jesus could do it and they asked and kept asking until He did.
This is so good!
There seem to be two camps in Christiandom, the first that says we can believe for anything and the other that says we can be believe BUT we always have to say "your will be done" and then just wait and see. I think the truth is somewhere in between these two camps.
If our request is not against God or His princples; if we don't desire our request more than God; if we are truly seeking God and putting Him first, He will gladly give us the desires of our hearts.
The scripture quoted above speaks to me so much today. We are waiting on God for some mighty big answers to prayer in our household. They are requests we cannot make happen in any way. They are requests that are very much impossible for us and for anyone we know. And I have struggled with them because I have thought maybe they aren't God's will. Maybe He has a different plan. Maybe He wants to teach me a lesson.
All of that might be true, BUT if what we are asking for isn't His plan for us, His plan will be even better.
There is no need to be afraid of circumstances.
God is God and He rewards those who know that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.