"This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him." 1 JOHN 5:14-15 NASB These passages are in no way suggesting that because I "ask if God", that I will "get from God". Verse 15 is submissive, dependent on verse 14, God's will. Also, verse 15 implies that whatever I ask, I'm responsible to ask according to His will and not my own.
"The golden rule to follow to obtain spiritual understanding is not one of intellectual pursuit, but one of obedience."
- Oswald Chambers
As we see in Proverbs 3:5-6, saints are instructed not to lean on his or her own understanding.
Why? It obstructs the view of God. The view is translated into an ability to trust God with not only the most simple of concerns but the most complex concerns as well. Psalm 3
Taking action without first seeking God's will and patiently waiting on His answer may cause further distress in one's life by creating outcomes and consequences which may have been averted.