A simple faith.

May 18, 2008

Sometime in the past couple of years, the truths of Scripture didn’t seem so simple anymore. I hesitated more often before giving responses to straightforward questions, as Scripture and experience (my own reasoning) fought for supremacy in my mind. Faith didn’t seem so simple anymore. There were too many variables in the equation, & I needed more information before I could proceed.

But then came the piercing question: what ever happened to childlike faith? Not a faith that is blind to the odds, and not a faith that immaturely scoffs at any sort of planning or preparation, but a faith that looks to the God who can do all things & whose purpose will stand. A faith that is simple & uncomplicated. A faith that says it is enough to know that He says it, that He promises it, & that He who says it & promises it is true. A faith that says, “No matter what it is, where it is, or who it is, my God is able.”

It’s challenging to keep trusting God wholly as weightier responsibilities come every year. It’s challenging putting away childishness while preserving childlikeness.

But I pray that I never mistake complexity for wisdom or self-reliance for maturity. Oh, always for a simple faith like that of a child.

“For the Bible tells me so.” (That it would always be that simple . . . because it really is.)

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