To Have Childlike Faith
Verse 1 – Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things too profound for me.
Verse 2 – Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Verse 3 – O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever.
Do you remember being a child and playing? That was the only thing on our minds, but as we got older, there was school, what to wear, tests we had to pass and so on. Then when we got a little older there was a job, place to live, bills to pay and a whole lot of responsibility. The bigger the responsibility the more the worry.
But in Matthew 19:13-15, Jesus rebuked His disciples about letting the little children come to Him. Matthew 19:14 – But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 18:1-5 – (verse 3) and He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. (verse 4) Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Just as a child is secure with knowing that daddy and mommy are taking care of all their needs, our Heavenly Father wants us to rely on Him for all we will ever need in this life.
When Paul wrote in Philippians 4:19 that “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, take security in what our God has promised. When we go to the Father with child – like faith, then we believe our “Daddy” hears us and only wants the best for us!