I had a revelation recently that really reset my heart.
I had been really struggling with fear. Fear of the future and all it holds, or doesn’t. Fear of my kids not walking with God. Fear of, just a lot of different things. When I realized that fear was attempting to get into the driver’s seat of my life, I stopped and asked God, “Where did this all begin? When did I walk away from faith and fall into fear?” Immediately, He showed me that I had turned away from childlike faith. I saw (in my mind) a child and the way they always just imagine everything is and will continue to be fine. I saw this same child playing and laughing without a care in the world. I was that child. He showed me that I had forgotten how important it was to deliberately walk in childlike faith. He said, “You stopped believing Me, and the good things I’ve told you.”
Oh God, please forgive me. Never again let disappointment or my fear of man cause me to fall out of childlike faith in You. I do trust You. I do believe You. I’m so sorry.
Prayer Moment: Today’s message is short by design. I hope that you will read and soak up the following Psalm. Ask God to restore your childlike faith and expectation of Him. He longs to meet you right where you are today. If you are willing, give Him permission to meet with you and fill you once again with that childlike wonder and awe of Who He is and what He can do.
I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Please, Lord, save me!” How kind the Lord is! How good He is! So merciful, this God of ours! The Lord protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and He saved me. Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. And so I walk in the Lord’s presence as I live on earth! I believed in You, so I said, “I am deeply troubled, Lord.” In my anxiety I cried out to You, “These people are all liars!” What can I offer the Lord for all He has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the Lord’s name for saving me. I will keep my promises to the Lord in the presence of all His people. The Lord cares deeply when His loved ones die. O Lord, I am Your servant; yes, I am Your servant, born into Your household; You have freed me from my chains. I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all His people- in the house of the Lord in the heart of Jerusalem. Praise the Lord! Psalm 116