A childlike faith

Father and child sunset silhouette

There are some days when I don’t want to get out of bed in the morn­ing, I don’t want to be respon­si­ble, I don’t want to have to think about doing the chores, get­ting food to eat, earn­ing mon­ey to buy food, pay­ing the bills, going to work… I sim­ply don’t want to be an adult.

A num­ber of cir­cum­stances late­ly have made these days more com­mon for me. I haven’t want­ed to have to shoul­der the respon­si­bil­i­ty of work­ing out what I’m doing with my life let alone fac­ing the day. All I’ve want­ed to do is sim­ply rely on some­one else to make the deci­sions, some­one else to pro­vide the food and the clothes, and pay the bills and do the chores, some­one else to make deci­sions about career plans and lifestyle choices.

And then I saw a video about a fam­i­ly who were brought to a place of com­plete and utter depen­dence on God.

And I was remind­ed that God is our heav­en­ly Father. He IS in con­trol of every part of our life, he is the cre­ator, he does pro­vide for us each step of the way, he sus­tains us and he does want us to approach him as lit­tle chil­dren in depen­dence on their Father.

Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like lit­tle chil­dren, you will nev­er enter the king­dom of heav­en.” ‑Matt 18:3

Whether I like it or not, I am whol­ly and utter­ly depen­dent on God alone, when these days come, and even when they don’t, I just need to stop wish­ing I could be a kid again, and bring my needs before Him, because He is dependable.

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