“The Bible refers to many ways we can inherit God’s blessings, even the most minute of ways serving Him as described in (Matthew 10:42 NKJV) “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is My disciple, truly I tell you, he will never lose his rewards.”
Many times when we have done exactly what the Scripture tells us to do, and we’ve not seen any rewards forthcoming, it does not mean that God has forgotten us, but rather that He is going to be forthcoming with our rewards for diligently serving Him at the right season when the reward will matter to our lives most. In general, we can be sure that God notices everything we do for Him as His followers, just as the disciples did, with a fervent heart towards God, and not our rewards for doing so.
People who do good things because of the need for them, do it out of an unselfish ambition to please God, serving Him in their life fulfilling the needs of family and their job responsibilities with integrity always to serve because that is just simply what is a necessary part of our lives, to serve, and be served by blessing others. To serve God is a blessing in itself, for when we can serve Him in serving others and fulfilling their needs (even if it is offering someone a cup of water) then we do it to Him, and He acknowledges us in that when we need something (even a cup of cold water offered to us) we can remember that what we have sown we also reap back as a blessing.
Many times alas, people have deserted us after taking advantage of our goodwill and kindness to them, but God has not forgotten those times because we did it to Him as is written in (Matthew 10:42). So let’s not blame God for the times we did good and were repaid evil from those we helped and served. God is love, and therefore love covers a multitude of sins (Proverbs 10:12 NKJV) “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.” This means that we are not to hate anyone for not acknowledging our kindness and generosity to them, but rather forgive them for anything they took advantage of us, and let God deal with them, and may His love fill us up to the brim overflowing with joys immeasurable, that we could, and still can love in His name.
This is a short prayer to bring about His comfort to our “waiting on Him” times to bring about His rewards to us, when others have deserted us:
*”Lord Jesus, I know that you are omnipresent in my life, and I know that Your Word is truth to me. Help me Jesus to remember that always in those times when I have felt abandoned and rejected for doing your will in my life as is mentioned in (Matthew 10:42) when I have given freely and not received in return anything from those who have used my kindness and generosity for their gain alone, Lord I believe I did them unto you, because the need was required to be filled. I am truly sorry Jesus for harbouring bad thoughts about those who have deserted me in my time of need, but that’s when I have seen your love and kindness fulfil my every need. Lord Jesus I love you, and I will serve you in doing good as is needed because that’s what you would do and have done for me. Help me by your grace Lord Jesus to forgive all who have abandoned me in my time of need, wash and cleanse me of all unrighteousness with your blood shed at Calvary for my sins, and may the Holy Spirit indwell me with the gifts of compassion and understanding to forgive and forget all my sins and those who have wronged me, because love covers all sins, and I will not keep an account open for them any longer, but I now close off all accounts of my past sins and others’ towards me, with the precious blood of Jesus drawn over the whole lots, Amen, so be it Lord Jesus to do it, for God is and God will provide, Amen!” 3-9-17