Faith like a Child-Part 2

Family Reading the Bible Together

Last time we talked about the simple message of salvation and how a child could believe it because the Bible says so.  What other child-like characteristics should we have?

Trust is an important one.  I picture a child standing on the edge of the pool, with the parent in the pool.  And the parent says, “Jump, I will catch you.”  Even though the child is clearly afraid, he will eventually jump into the parent’s arms.  God puts us in situations and tells us to trust Him.  We are told to trust the Lord with all our heart, and not to rely on what we think we know.  We are to remember the Lord in everything we do, and He will show us the right way (Proverbs 3:5,6 GNT.) He is trustworthy!  Do we have faith like a child and trust the Lord in that way with everything we do?  Or, do we think there are some things we can do on our own?

Children must depend on others.  They depend on others for food, clothes, shelter, education, and love.  As we get older, we get more independent.  We think we are providing everything for ourselves.  And, when we need something, we get anxious when we cannot get it. But in reality, we still are dependent on God for everything we have. Matthew 6:24-34 says that God if feeds the birds and clothes the fields, won’t He do much more for you, you of little faith?  Your heavenly Father knows what you need.  If we seek Him first, God will provide.  Do we have little faith, or are we going to seek God and thankfully acknowledge that all things come from Him?

Here is a hymn that shows us how to trust God:

  1. Simply trusting every day,
    Trusting through a stormy way;
    Even when my faith is small,
    Trusting Jesus, that is all.

    • Refrain:
      Trusting as the moments fly,
      Trusting as the days go by;
      Trusting Him whate’er befall,
      Trusting Jesus, that is all.
  2. Brightly doth His Spirit shine
    Into this poor heart of mine;
    While He leads I cannot fall;
    Trusting Jesus, that is all.
  3. Singing if my way is clear,
    Praying if the path be drear;
    If in danger for Him call;
    Trusting Jesus, that is all.
  4. Trusting Him while life shall last,
    Trusting Him till earth be past;
    Till within the jasper wall,
    Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Will we trust and depend on God for everything as the moments and days go by, no matter what the circumstances?

Words: Edgar P. Stites

Music:  Ira D. Sankey

Written by Denise Zambrano: Denise loves to teach the Bible and sing. She teaches a women’s Bible study and a high school Sunday School class.  Along with her daughter, Linda, she is an advocate at A Baby’s Breath (a crisis pregnancy center). She loves being a grandmother to Tim, Becky, Alexander and William (who is with Jesus).  She was a missionary with Radio Station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador for 35 years.

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