He Calls Us To Be Children - Part 2
When we see everything that is going on around us, it is easy to question if God is who He says He is. Again, He is not annoyed by your questions. Remember when we first began to follow Jesus? We were just “babes in Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:2 uses this analogy to describe how God first teaches us the basics of our faith. “I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it.” Over time, we gain more understanding of who God is and His will for us. We grow stronger in our faith.
However, during tough times, we can fall back into questioning God. It is okay to be honest with our struggles and questions, but do not give into lies about God. “Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again” (Revelation 3:3). God is who He says He is in the Word. His promises are true. His ways are trustworthy. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
I can remember times when my daughter would not stop asking me a million questions. After answering several of them, I finally picked her up in my arms, held her tight, and said, “I love you my wonderful, smart, adorable daughter.” Suddenly, all of her questions stopped. She smiled as she soaked in my love. She felt safe. The world was still full of mysteries, but she knew the most important thing: she was loved and cared for.
Let God sweep you up in His arms and comfort you. Rest in Him. “As my Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love” (John 15:9). We love you Jesus so much! Thank you for helping us with every step today. May we feel your love as a hen protects her chicks! Amen and Amen.
A Moment to reflect:
In the midst of all your questions, doubts, uncertainties, etc. are you confident that God loves and cares for you? Why or why not?
How can you challenge yourself to intentionally experience God's loving embrace towards you this week? Maybe that's offering praise for His love even if it's hard to sense/feel right now. Maybe it's spending time in Scriptures that magnify God's rich love towards you (Isaiah 43; Psalm 100; Psalm 69). Maybe it's spending time journaling and talking to Him about what keeps you from receiving His love fully. Ask Him to reveal those places of your heart.
Commit yourself to believing that God desires to pour out a greater revelation of His love upon you. Pray for this and walk in faith!
Today’s Bible Reading: Romans 8:14-17; Mark 10:13-16.
By Sue Corl and Tyla Kozub- an excerpt from For Such A Time As This: Walking Through Crisis *A moment to reflect is added for this post.