Childlike Faith

Childlike Faith

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The Bible makes clear: there is a direct relationship between children (and all they symbolize) and spiritual growth, maturity, and power. Jesus taught that we cannot even enter God’s Kingdom unless we enter like a little child (Luke 18:17). We need childlike faith.

Learning this truth, David described how praise is ordained “from the lips of children and infants.” As he discovered, this kind of praise brings victory and power.

We often think victory is achieved by those with numerical advantages, economic assets, or special talents. But David says that the factor that will “silence” our adversaries is the praise that comes from the heart of those with childlike faith and complete trust in God.

Young children provide the perfect example. They have no doubts and simply know that loving parents can be counted upon and trusted.

We need to have this same kind of childlike faith in God and His promises. This kind of confidence gives us a completely new attitude. It removes doubt and fear. It bubbles over into praise and hearts filled with gratitude. Resting in Him, we cannot contain our joy and don’t need to hold back.

At the same time, focusing on ourselves can foster doubt and worry when we realize our own weaknesses and the flaws of other people. We worry when we don’t have faith in God.

Ask God to help you trust Him with childlike simplicity. Commit your needs to Him. Praise Him.