Christian Living
Blessings Beyond Compare
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Mar 18, 2018

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Because of His great love for us, God provides blessings beyond compare. He has redeemed us for eternity, and He walks with us throughout our lifetime. He comforts us, protects us, delivers us, and He sustains us.

We can turn to God with confidence, knowing we are His beloved children.

 

Before the foundation of the earth, God knew each of us by name. He orchestrated every detail of our lives and gave us spiritual eyes to see His great salvation. Then He gave us His Spirit to teach us all things and to remind us of everything Jesus taught (see John 14:26).

Every one of us encounters difficulties—and all the world might turn to God in desperation, praying, "Oh God, get me out of this trouble. Please, God, I'll be good. I will repay You some day, just get me out of this mess." This is the prayer of someone who hasn't grasped the deep love and grace of God, which He clearly displayed on the cross when He bore our punishment for sin to secure our salvation.

But as Christians, we can turn to God with confidence, knowing we are His beloved children, and pray:

Lord, we both know that I'm in trouble, but I know Your Word says, "Do not let your hearts be troubled" (John 14:1). I am confident that You have already blessed me with every spiritual blessing. You have given me all the strength I need to face these problems. I know that You are walking with me and that You promised never to leave me or forsake me (Hebrews 13:5). I thank You for hearing my concerns and for providing a solution. Help me to discern Your will and to obey You faithfully. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given" (John 1:16).