7 Truths from the Bible About God’s Blessings

God delights in blessing his children

“Ask, seek, knock!”

You’ve probably heard these often-quoted words from Matthew 7. In this passage, Jesus shares a comforting truth about our heavenly Father: God gives good things to those who ask him.

So why do we struggle to ask God to bless us?

Maybe you feel inadequate. I don’t deserve God’s blessings, you think. I’m a bad person. I haven’t done anything to earn them. Scripture responds that, if you trust in Jesus, you have been saved by God’s grace—the biggest blessing you could ever receive!

Maybe you’re stressed. I really need that raise before the end of the year, or I won’t be able to pay my bills, you worry. I’m tired of asking God to bless me! The Bible teaches that God will take care of you. You can trust him to provide everything you need.

Maybe you’re jealous of what other people have. I wish I had that new job, or new car, or new relationship, you grumble. Why won’t God give me what I want? Scripture warns that this world is passing away, and our hearts should belong to God, not to possessions.

God’s Word is clear that he delights in blessing us. And Jesus’s words in Matthew 7 remind us that our heavenly Father will give good things to those who ask him.

Here are seven truths about God’s blessings.

God is the giver of all good gifts and every blessing.

Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God, the Creator of the heavenly lights, who does not change or cause darkness by turning.

James 1:17 GNT

God blesses those who trust in him.

“I will bless the person
who puts his trust in me.
He is like a tree growing near a stream
and sending out roots to the water.
It is not afraid when hot weather comes,
because its leaves stay green;
it has no worries when there is no rain;
it keeps on bearing fruit.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 GNT

God’s blessings are our only true source of wealth.

It is the LORD’s blessing that makes you wealthy. Hard work can make you no richer.

Proverbs 10:22 GNT

God blesses us with even more than we need for every good cause.

God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.

2 Corinthians 9:8 GNT

God blesses us when we obey him and do what is right.

The LORD is our protector and glorious king,
blessing us with kindness and honor.
He does not refuse any good thing
to those who do what is right.

Psalm 84:11 GNT

Through Jesus Christ, we receive all the richness of God’s blessings and love.

Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! For in our union with Christ he has blessed us by giving us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly world.

Ephesians 1:3 GNT

We are called to respond to God’s blessings with thanksgiving and praise.

May the peoples praise you, O God;
may all the peoples praise you!

The land has produced its harvest;
God, our God, has blessed us.
God has blessed us;
may all people everywhere honor him.

Psalm 67:5-7 GNT

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Elisabeth Trefsgar
Elisabeth Trefsgar

Elisabeth Trefsgar is a content specialist for American Bible Society. She has made a home in New Jersey and Sofia, Bulgaria, and is always on the lookout for the next adventure. She is passionate about seeing communities around the world flourish through the power of God's Word and the efforts of the local church. When she isn't writing, you can find her reading good stories, photographing local sights, and spending time with friends.

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