Why We Can Expect Good Things To Happen To Us
Elevate Your Potential Magazine
You’ve probably heard the old saying, “If you don’t expect good, then you won’t be disappointed when something bad happens.” Maybe circumstances in your life or past disappointments have embedded an expectation of bad deep in your heart.
Yet, the Bible defines hope (in the Greek, elpis) as a confident expectation of good (Rom. 5:5). So, why (and how) can we expect good things to happen in a world that tells us otherwise?
God has redeemed you from every curse
The Bible tells us that God “made Him (Jesus Christ) who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Cor. 5:21)
What that means for us today is that the blood of Jesus has redeemed us from the curse. Galatians 3:13 says, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree).”
Today, it is our blood-bought right to confidently expect good in every situation.
If you’re wondering how being righteous has anything to do with you being able to expect good things to happen to you, hear me out. When you are made righteous in Christ…
You get what Jesus deserves
At the cross, Jesus didn’t just take everything that you deserve, He also gave you everything that He deserved.
That’s the divine exchange.
Your sin in exchange for His righteousness. Your poverty for His provision. (2 Cor. 8:9)
Your righteousness in Christ is the sure foundation on which you can build your expectations to receive good in your life. And your past? It no longer determines the trajectory of your life. | Read original story at… decible.one
If you think you know how much God loves you, think again. As Joseph Prince reveals God’s lavish ways of forgiving and restoring you through the 3 famous parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son, you’ll find that His love exceeds all your expectations!
In this message, discover how the more you understand the Lord’s compassion and grace toward you, the more you will:
• Experience new levels of joy and peace.
• Overflow with love and good works toward others.
• Effortlessly break free from bad habits and be a glorious testimony.
• Be led by the Spirit in everything you do.
• Grow in your walk with God.
Beloved, know that you are loved beyond measure and begin to experience the fullness of God’s blessings come to pass in your life! Get the full message at: JosephPrince.com