We tend to make the things of God so complicated that it is difficult for people to believe. But it doesn't have to be this way, and in all honesty it shouldn't be. When we mature in our faith, we will return to the sweet surrender of the childlike faith that He desires from us. We will believe and do what He says because we trust Him.
Think of a newborn baby. When he or she is hungry, they do not stop to question whether or not Mama has milk; they just receive what they have need of. We need to trust the Lord this way.
Being in the healing ministry, I take in the most profound workings of faith by observing children. They are not bound up with unbelief. They are free to trust and receive. Let's learn to believe for the miraculous from the example of this little girl.
There was a little girl in our elementary school who struggled to read. And no matter how hard she tried, she was unable to read. One night she felt especially discouraged. Her parents spoke with her and encouraged her to pray to God and ask Him for help.
Later during the night, the parents feel concern and decide to go to her room to pray with her, but they are amazed at what they find. Their daughter is already on her knees beside her bed praying to Jesus, asking Him to help her to read.
The Bible says in Hebrews 4:16 that we are to draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. We are to go boldly before the throne of grace and make our needs known. There are two faith steps that we need to take in order to go boldly before His throne of grace and receive.
- We need to learn to trust Him. "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand" (Is. 41:10).
- In order to trust Him, we need to know Him as the God who cares. "Cast all your care upon Him, because He cares for you" (1 Pet. 5:7).
It's after we have taken these two faith steps that we can go boldly before His throne of grace like this little girl does and receive. And what does she receive?
The next morning, she wakes up and with excitement runs to tell her parents that she can now read, and begins to read to them aloud.
Let's return to childlike faith and boldly believe and receive from His throne of grace.
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