For thou, O Lord, art my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. Upon thee I have leaned from my birth; thou art he who took me from my mother’s womb, My praise is continually of thee. (RSV)
Thought for the Day: Having faith as a child
When my brother was 6 years old, he had an experience where he had to trust. My dad was a pastor, and as many pastor families do, my dad and mom went to church in separate cars. Daddy went early to make sure the doors were opened and mama came later with the children. On this day they got home after church to realize that neither one of them had my brother, Ricky, with them. Of course, the family immediately drove back to the church. Ricky was found swinging on the church sign next to the drive just waiting for my parents to come. He knew they would find him because he trusted them.
God wants us to have that childlike trust and faith in Him. I have wondered often about what Ricky was thinking as he swung on that church sign long ago. Somehow, I do not believe he felt fear because he knew without a doubt that my parents would find him. I want to have that same childlike faith that God is with me and will lead me through.
Prayer: Our precious God, thank you for always being there for us. As my parents were there for my brothers and me as children, help me know without a doubt that you are with me now. Help me trust you in every step I take and every decision I make. Amen.
Prayer Focus: TRUSTING GOD