Friday, August 31, 2007

Faith like a child

As I sat watching the kids chasing each other up and down the play land at Chick Fil A, a sense of complete peace and happiness washed over me. They were portraying the very verse faith like a child. They were not nervous how we would get home, they were not concerned over the cost of fixing the van, they did not even seem bothered that the babies bottle was empty and all our formula was at home! They had complete confidence in me to take care of them and solve those burdens that we on the plate for the night. They asked me, "How are we going to get home?" I told them not to worry, I'll work it out. And what did they do? Not worry. Now while I wish they listened and obeyed every time like this, tonight was when I needed to see it.

I sat and praised God quietly for whatever He was protecting us from or opening the doors to. There are many times we may never know WHY God is allowing the trials to come. But it is only our responsibility to know GOD. And if we truly believe Jer 29:11 than we know that all things work together for good for those who call on His name. I hope that I someday get to see the night unfold. I wonder, would we have came across the path of a deer or drunk driver and wrecked on the way home? Or was it for the purpose of getting to know the ladies I met in the play area?

God did take care of all the details. Billy lived close by and was there quickly. He has an extended cab truck and somehow fit 4 car seats plus me in with him. Wyatt never fused for more bottle and slept all the way home. Thursday morning Allen went over to haul the van home and it started the 1st try and has been running fine ever since. The suburban also started the first time this morning. God is good and God is faithful.


Shelley said...

Thanks for the whack on the head. How often do I NOT leave the worrying up to God? What a great picture--your kids playing and believing that it was really all going to be ok. How so unlike me with all my worrying and fussing.

Your post was jarring to me in a really good way on trusting God and living like a kid who knows that our Father really is going to take care of things.

Thanks, Suzanne.

JennaG said...

Child-like faith. Isn't it wonderful. I wish I would be more like that. And you're right--God is Good--all the time! Have a good weekend.

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

I really needed to read this today. I am experiencing growing pains. (((((HUGS))))) sandi


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