…That Diligently Seek Him

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

My wife, Nancy, and I were at the office of an orthopedic surgeon yesterday to get a report on the cat scan of the shoulder she broke about two years ago. She had a cat scan because the shoulder is causing her a great deal of pain and the surgeon thought that possibly some of the earlier repair was not holding up. Nancy has a plate and a bunch of screws in that arm.

The good news was that the repairs done earlier were fine. The bad news is that she has a torn rotator cuff. It was probably damaged at the time of the original break. The result is two difficult choices. One is a complete shoulder replacement, which entails long recovery period or to receive shots and do therapy to try to strengthen the muscles in the rotator cuff that are not damaged.  With the second choice there is no promise that it will help!

Even so, we chose the second option and are having faith that God can bring healing with the therapy. The one thing I know is that she seeks God diligently. We are believing that He will honor His word. Our verse for today declares that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. This is one of those instances where we must trust His mercy and depend on Him and His healing power.

That is not always easy when we are having pain or sickness. Especially when the doctors say to ourselves or dear friends that there is no cure. Let me encourage you in those difficult circumstances to diligently seek Him and let Him honor your faith. Our God does not fail but He truly is a rewarder of His children. As the songwriter says. "Our God can move the mighty mountains and calm the troubled seas. Have Faith In Him!

Keep Looking Up!

Dan

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