"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;"
I often wonder when we lose that blind trust and faith that we have as children. You know, just believing what we've been told, what we've seen and just not worrying My most recent brush with that realization came a few days ago when our 3 year old son asked if his soon-to-be-born little sister will be staying in our home.
I understand from whence the question came. True, he does have a big sister and brother, but they are many years older than he. And while his older sister is an integral part of our lives, and while she spends some time in our home, it's not a lot of time, so for all practical purposes, he has been growing up as if he were an only child.
Now enters a baby sister, and our preschooler wants to know what everyone would want to know when going through a major life transition..."How is my life going to work now?"..."What comes next?"
But the refreshing part to witness is the complete calm that washes over our son when I tell him that we are all going to live together...him, daddy, mommy, AND his little sister. I also tell him that mommy and daddy have enough of everything for everyone. We have enough love, we have enough time, we have enough hugs and kisses, and enough space on our laps, and...and...and we have enough.
And with that reassurance from his parents, off our son goes to happily play. Why is it so hard for us, as adults, to react like that? Why can't we have that childlike, full faith in God, our Father and His word? us that He is enough. He has shown us that He is enough. That He has our whole lives in His hands. That we should not worry about tomorrow. That we should not lean on our own understanding, but that we should follow Him...trust in Him...have faith in Him.
We must realize, like that child does, that our Father's word is enough...OUR FATHER IS ENOUGH! He is God all by Himself. We must walk in that faith that we speak about. Showing that we believe God is for us. That the very hairs on our head are all numbered.(Matthew 10:30) That He is our provider, our protector, the lover of our soul, our EVERYTHING. Thank You, Father!
Join me in prayer. "God, we say that we trust you, we say that we have faith in your word, but so many times our actions prove otherwise. Please forgive us for having a faith that at times is floundering and at others is fickle. Help us to stop trying to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders, worrying about what tomorrow will bring. Help us to live like we know You Are Enough! Help us to show others through our actions, who are struggling, who may have not given their lives fully to you that You Are Enough. We want to be that testament to you, Father. And to you be all the glory. In Jesus' name. Amen."