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You’re favored by God! You’re the object of God’s love, grace, and goodness. He has done, is doing and plans to do favorable things in your life!
Life changes when we believe in the favor of God—when we know that it’s real and that it’s promised to us! Our thinking and actions improve when we live with an awareness of God’s favor. Our expectations change. We begin looking for evidence of God’s presence and blessings around us.
One of the great blessings of God’s favor is deliverance. There are times when we’re oppressed by spiritual enemies, face unyielding circumstances, and struggle with hard places in life. In these times we often cry out to God for deliverance.
There was once a king of Israel named Jehoahaz who found himself and his nation in an oppressed situation. Take a look at what he did, and what God did in response in 2 Kings 13:4, 5 (NIV) “Then Jehoahaz sought the Lord’s favor, and the Lord listened to him, for he saw how severely the king of Aram was oppressing Israel. The Lord provided a deliverer for Israel, and they escaped from the power of Aram.” Notice the connection between God’s favor and the provision of His delivering power.
Are you struggling with something oppressive? Remember, you’re favored by God! Just like God’s favor brought deliverance to King Jehoahaz, His favor will deliver you!