Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, January 30
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
God Is A Rewarder
Hebrews 11:6 NKJV “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
I get asked some really difficult questions especially after I share the devotionals; people often want to know why there’s a difference between what the Word says and their experiences. For instance, after I shared on Having Plenty yesterday, a dear brother asked, “What about someone like me? I’ve given so much, Tithe from September 1993, seeds, firstfruit, giving my car for His work, prayed, fasted for days, (3days dry three times) etc, and yet am struggling, what’s the issue there? I even share the word daily… sometimes I feel maybe, there is a sin I’ve committed that God does not want to forgive me or so… Am so discouraged with issues, am just putting up appearance.”
I’m sure that so many feel the same way and are asking similar questions. Is the word true? Is God serious about fulfilling His promises? Is there a guarantee that if we do what the word says it would work for us? How long do we have to wait for the fulfillment of His promises to us?
Well, don’t be discouraged! God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him! Delays are not denials! Weeping may endure for a night, but joy will surely come in the morning! God doesn’t lie, if He said it, then it will come to pass! He makes all things beautiful in His time! Look at Abraham, he held on to the promise for about twenty five years, refusing to stagger at the promise in unbelief, refusing to be discouraged, but giving glory to God; against hope he believed in hope! Hebrews 10:35-36 says, “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.” He who promised is faithful!