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Genesis 26 - Key

v24

And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I [am] the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I [am] with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.

The Lord will reward those who diligently seek Him. The Lord hasn't appeared to me or spoken with a voice that He will bless me, but there's a special blessing for believing Him without seeing Him.

John 20:29
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed [are] they that have not seen, and [yet] have believed.

Abram didn't have any children when God promised to make his descendants like the stars, but he believed God, and was convinced that God was worth pursuing as his reward (Genesis 15). Even when it isn't as apparent to us that seeking the Lord is rewarding, we should pursue Him in faith, and He won't disappoint us.

Application

Sometimes life just seems too hard, like the best we can do doesn't do any good, and it's hopeless to keep trying. In that case, I'll pursue the Lord in faith by not giving up.

2 Thessalonians 3:13
But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
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