I feel I often don’t get what I deserve from God. I mean I’m basically a good person. Yet, there are definitely times when things don’t go my way. I think I probably deserve more from God.
God Doesn’t Give Me What I Deserve
That’s right. I said it. I deserve more from God. But, maybe not more in the way you are thinking.
The truth is I’m not that good of a person. If I’m 100% honest, I have to confess that I’m often selfish, greedy and I occasionally like to bend the truth to my advantage.
Thankfully, God is not fair. He doesn’t give me what I really deserve. Yes, I have to deal with some difficulties, but His mercy spares me from so much.
He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. Psalm 103:10 NLT
The only thing I deserve a lot more of is punishment. Look at what Paul says my behavior has earned me:
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 NIV
I deserve the death penalty. Instead, God gives me eternal life through Jesus. There is only one thing required to be saved and it is very simple.
Time and again in life, I mess up. I miss opportunities to be a blessing to others. I let my temper get the better of me and in my anger I’m overly harsh with those I care about. I often let this world distract me away from what God wants me focused on.
Yet, despite all of this, God never gives up on me. God’s mercy never ends. He doesn’t give me what I deserve. Instead, He lovingly forgives and accepts me back into His good graces.
God Gives Me So Much More
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. Lamentations 3:22 NIV
No, I do not get what I deserve from God. Thankfully, He is not fair. He gives me so much MORE than I deserve. His compassions never fail. His mercies never run out.