The Scout

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 15

Gold Nugget
Verse 3: 
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” 

Do you ever feel like your hard work goes unnoticed? What about your character, abilities and everything else you have to offer? Does it seem unvalued? What about your affliction and suffering? Does that go unnoticed also? Does your suffering of rejection and abuse go without justice? Being underappreciated is a horrible position for anyone to be in. Being abused and not having a champion is a hopeless place to be as well. Remember today’s “gold nugget”, The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.There was once a young man that played football in a small school district in Texas. As linemen often do, he was under appreciated. His parents didn’t think much of his skills, he wasn’t popular and even his coach said he was too slow to make it in football. One Friday night he had to play as a starter for an injured player. He was making such huge holes that the running back set the district rushing record for a single game. At the end of the night a coach from a major university walked on the field to try and recruit the player he wanted for his team.  To everyone’s surprise, he didn’t have any interest in the running back that was being carried off the field on his teammate’s shoulders. He wanted the guy that made it all happen. He saw what nobody else had ever seen before in that offensive lineman. After several years and a free ride in college, he went on to play professional football. Nobody thought this guy had anything to offer and no one championed him when he was rejected, but his day came. We must not give up. God is the great "Scout" and He is watching. If what we do - we do for Him, He will see everything through. He sees when you are under appreciated and He sees when you are downright rejected and abused. Trust Him. He is a just God. Vengeance is mine, says the Lord. Although we are not to take pleasure in people’s suffering (not even those that have hurt us), be sure that whoever afflicts His children will answer to Him. That will have to be enough for us. Also, He says that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6) Hang in their brother and sister. God sees your pain and has a redemptive plan for you. Don’t give up!
Lord, I need you to remind me that you “got this”. I know that you can make something of my life and tend to my tormenters. I will put my confidence in you and refuse to resort to ungodly means of retaliation against those that have hurt me. Amen

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