Better Than I Deserve

Posted on July 21, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

How many times have we asked someone how they are and heard the response, “Better than I deserve.” One of these times I may just respond, “You’re not kidding there” with an impish grin, of course. In truth, we are all better that we deserve from the person in the worst situation to the best, we are all way better than we deserve. What do we deserve? What if there wasn’t a Savior? We all deserve hell, punishment, eternal separation from God. I deserve…

I deserve to be lost, but You guide me.
I deserve justice, but You served Justice through Christ on my behalf.
I deserve darkness, but You give me light.
I deserve the law, but You give me grace.
I deserve poverty, but You give me riches.
I deserve sadness, but You give me joy.
I deserve to be forgotten, but You have written my name in the Lamb’s book of life.
I deserve bondage, but You give me freedom.
I deserve hell, but You give me heaven.
I deserve confusion, but You give me clarity.
I deserve anonymity, but You give me Your name.
I deserve a hard heart of stone, but You give me a soft heart of flesh.
I deserve condemnation, but You have redeemed me.
I deserve to wander, but You direct my paths.
I deserve crucifixion, but You were my substitute.
I deserve isolation, but You give me fellowship.
I deserve punishment, but You took my punishment for me.
I deserve to be overlooked, but You chose me.
I deserve to be ignored, but You answer my prayers.

How am I? Better than I deserve. Absolutely.

Thank you, Jesus, that You give me far better than I deserve.

Be blessed today as you consider all that you have received that you don’t deserve.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

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