You can have a life of joy and receive double for your trouble. I’m going to tell you how that happens.
It happens because of Jesus! If Jesus is your Lord and Savior, it’s one of the many promises he offers to his children.
If you believe in Jesus and acknowledge that he died for your sins and rose again, you are his child.
He loves you and paid a high price for you. He loved you before the creation of the world and wants you to have a life of joy.
Jesus is God’s gift to us. He gave his son so that you could be saved. God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NIV)
But God demonstrates his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (See Romans 5:8 NIV Bible)
Jesus Wants to Heal You in Every Way
Jesus can heal you everywhere you hurt and give you a life of joy. You may have had tough times, perhaps with abuse or rejection, leaving you emotionally wounded.
Jesus wants to turn your mourning into joy. He wants to give you to have joy and praise in life, rather than a disheartened spirit.
The Great Exchange
When Jesus becomes your savior and Lord, a great exchange occurs in the spirit realm. He gives you everything he is and has. Give him everything you are and everything you are not.
Let Him take your weakness and give you his strength. Give him your sickness and receive his health and healing. Claim your life of joy.
Let God be your source of strength. Exchange your sadness for his joy. Give him your sin and receive his righteousness.
Your Free Gift of Righteousness
Righteousness is a gift He freely gives us as believers in Christ Jesus.
He made Christ who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God [that is, we would be made acceptable to Him and placed in a right relationship with Him by his gracious loving-kindness]. (2 Corinthians 5:17 Amplified Bible)
Let go of the past, press on towards the future, and choose to enjoy your new life in Christ.
He knows the plans He has for you. They are plans for progress and success, not defeat and failure (see Jeremiah 29:11 Amplified Bible)
The gospel of John says you will have trouble in this world, but take heart because he (Jesus) has overcome the world. (See John 16:33 New International Version Bible)
Enjoy God’s Favor
When God is with you, you can expect good things. He wants to help you with everything and meet your every need.
It’s time for you to enjoy God’s favor. That means he will bless you even if you don’t deserve it when you put your faith in him.
God wants you to enjoy yourself and your life. He wants to heal you everywhere you hurt. That means spiritually, emotionally, financially, and socially.
In this world, you’ll have problems, but Jesus is here to help you.
The gospel of John says you will have trouble in this world, but take heart because he (Jesus) has overcome the world.
(See John 16:33 NIV Bible)
Let Jesus Make You Whole
Sometimes there might be so hurt that you want to close off part of your life to Him. Don’t make that mistake. Jesus can make you whole.
Trying to avenge yourself or get even rather than trusting God to take care of it for you is one of the greatest mistakes you can make.
As a result, you can end up with a big mess on your hands. The Bible tells us not to avenge ourselves, to leave it up to God.
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. (Romans 12:19 NIV Bible)
That doesn’t mean that they will have miserable lives. They can come to a place of repentance and receive forgiveness just like you and me.
Part of letting Jesus make us whole is by forgiving those who hurt you. Forgiveness helps you heal while holding on to the hurt and bitterness that takes away from your life of joy.
Deliverance From Trouble and Pain
Not everyone will treat you well, and not everything will go the way you want.
However, the Bible tells us that when we trust God no matter what happens and keep our eyes on him, he will take care of us and balance the scales.
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. (Psalms 34:19 NIV Bible)
Our enemies will be held accountable by the Lord for all they have done to us. As believers, we get back double for all we have lost and suffered. Trust God and wait for true justice. It’s worth it.
Instead of your shame, you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace, you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
I have received the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus, the eyes of my heart enlightened, so that I know the hope of having life in Christ. (See Ephesians 1: 17-18)
Who you are in Christ is pretty amazing. Did you know that as his children, he sees us as without blame? He doesn’t look at our faults or think badly of us because of them.
He loves you so much that he chose you before the foundation of the world. As his children, we have his spirit of wisdom and the gift of being spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for his purposes. He has plans for your progress and success because of who you are in Christ.
We have Christ’s wisdom revealed to us; we can understand his secrets and know him better. He promises great things to those who belong to him and great hope because of his call on our life.
Jesus shares his wisdom with us through his word (the Bible.) It allows us to understand his character and gives us instructions to help us with everyday life. His promises, knowledge, and truth are revealed to us.
Holy and Without Blame
His word tells us that we are holy and without blame before him in love. He chose us in Christ to be his before the foundation of the world so that we would be set apart for him. Because of his great love, we are blameless in his sight. (Ephesians 1:4)
Jesus planned to adopt us as his children with his kind intention and good pleasure of his will. His love for us is so much more than we could ever imagine.
Belief in Jesus and His Great Love for You
Jesus decided to love you before you were even born on this earth. The only thing that stands between you and God is whether or not you will choose to receive his love.
He sees you without blame and accusation because you believe in him. He calls you His child and loves you immensely.
You Don’t Have to Hide.
Invite Jesus into every area of your life. You don’t have to hide your faults. He already knows about them. He has more than enough loving-kindness and mercy. They are always available, regardless of the situation.
His power is perfect in our human weakness. You don’t need to focus on your faults. Instead, look away from things that are distracting and keep your eyes on Jesus.
You can spend time with him in prayer and ask Him to reveal anything that needs to change, like wrong attitudes or thought processes.
(See Psalms 26:2,139:23)
Jesus Sees What You Can Become
First Peter 1:23 says, “You have been born again [ that is, reborn from above-spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose.”] That means that he doesn’t only see what you are right now; he sees what you will become.
He knows the plans He has for you, and they are plans for progress and success, not defeat and failure (see Jeremiah 29:11 Amplified Bible)
Don’t worry about whether or not you think you’re qualified or able to accomplish something. The bible says My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
(2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV.)
Don’t just offer God what you think you have to offer. Give him what you’re not, including your mistakes and what you feel you lack. He wants that too. It’s not about what you can do; it’s about what he can do through you.
A Prayer to Renew Your Mind
Thank you, Lord, for your grace that’s sufficient for me. I thank you that your mercy and loving-kindness are always available to me, no matter the situation.
Thank you, Lord, that you see me as I can be. Thank you for spiritually transforming and renewing me. Thank you that I don’t have to hide my faults, that you see me without blame and that you love me so much, and for choosing me before the foundation of the world.