Updated: Jun 5, 2020
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
I can't count how many times my pastor asks me, 'Cindy, do you truly believe God has your best interest in mind?'. He may word it differently from time to time, but it's the same message. Do I believe God does good for me? Of course, I can count the blessing throughout my life. I know God does good for me, but I seem to have a problem with accepting it.
I do not feel worthy of his rewards, but I know that daily I am seeking God with my whole heart., or at least as much of my heart as I can. Hebrews clearly states that God rewards those that seek him, and I know this doesn't mean material possessions, but it very well could be.
I'm thinking about my two fur babies now. I have two dogs whom we have trained to go outside, and they come running to me every time they come inside to me for a treat. They will by-pass my husband and come straight to me because they believe I have something good for them. They seek me out to receive the reward. They always receive a treat even if it's not quite what they wanted or expected. They still seem content with whatever I choose to give them. It makes me happy too.
If we believe in God, but we don't believe he will or does reward us, then we can't please him. He wants us to believe in Him, but also to believe he wants good things for us, and he gives us good things. If you are going through a time of doubt with God or his plans for you, try meditating on Hebrews 11:6.
If you are doing what you can to draw near to God, He will reward you for being faithful. His Word tells us this.