II Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
Grace means unmerited (undeserved) favor. Sometimes we feel that we will not be blessed because we don't deserve to be blessed. We feel that we can't succeed because we don't deserve to succeed. The truth is that God is glorified in blessing us. He receives glory from seeing us succeed.
God did not create all the good things in the world for the devil's crowd. He does not take pleasure in us failing.
It is true that sometimes we fail because we do things for the wrong reasons and in the wrong way. Read Hebrews 11 in the Bible. It is the Hall of Faith that shows how God's grace was sufficient for all those He chose to do His work.
It is our job to believe God. It is our job to do the good works He directs us to do. He will provide the grace and the power to see those works through. He is able to help us whether we deserve it or not.
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