Child- Like Faith
Can you remember what it was like to trust, whole-heartedly and not doubt what you were told? When life was simple and uncomplicated and childhood was filled with jam sandwiches, swings and birthday cake and we embraced life as a child, unguarded in thought. Unfortunately, because our exposure to rejection and painful events in our lives in adulthood meant that we gathered up, anger, bitterness, unforgiving attitudes, which we harbour –Gen. 50:20). The remnants of its symptoms in our hearts, now act like a protective shield. The knock on effect, sets the trail of caution and doubt to such a degree, that we have lost some of that pure innocent vulnerability and trustnecessary. The kind, that stops us from entering into God’s rest.
Luke 18:17 NLT
‘I tell you the truth; anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it’.
This powerful scripture is enough to remind us to rekindle our dependence on Jesus, to not do so, means we will forever struggle to make sense of what he wants to do in our lives. We then lose the ability to see anyone through child-like eyes, therefore rendering any heart-fixing amongst each other, in the body of Christ to take place. God’s promises as a provider and father are questionable to us, as a result of disappointment and a lifetime of hurt, abuse. However, God has not given us a spirit of fear. (2 Timothy1:7)
So let us look back for a moment and remember his promises and relearn that child-like faith that trusts him without reservation. Unlike man who fails us daily. God is faithful to his word!
Trust in the Lord and do good.
Dwell in the land and feed on his faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord.
And he shall give you the desires of your heart
Petula Hippolyte Freelancer/ Blogger/ Writer908.Wordpress.com