He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
(Romans 8:32 NIV)
Some people have a hard time believing that God wants to give them His best. It has never occurred to them that although they may want what’s best for themselves, God wants what’s best for them even more. One of my favourite Scriptures says, “[God] is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20).
But there’s an enemy who wants us to believe otherwise. Since the beginning of time the devil has been throwing the age-old question at us, “Does God really want what’s best for you?” Listen to what he said to Adam and Eve who were living peacefully and happily in the Garden of Eden, ‘“Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’? For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil”‘ (Genesis 3:1,5). Satan has been making us doubt God’s good intentions towards us by making us think that God is withholding something good from us. But the truth is, the devil has been trying to take away God’s best from us. Adam and Eve lost their home in the beautiful garden.
If you have a longing in your heart right now for something greater, know that God desires it even more for you. In fact, He wants to give you far more than what you’ve asked for. Today’s passage from Romans says that if God didn’t withhold His own Son from us, He will surely give us everything else (in His way and in His time). But let’s put Him first and He will give us our heart’s desire.