How Can We Have A Faith Like A Child

Update: Little clarification, faith comes from hearing the word of God. (Romans 10:17) Faith is produced and given to us by God Himself. (Hebrews 12:02). While overall I still agree with this post, I wanted to not mislead anyone and felt the additional scriptures were needed. Added: 12/16/2019

A child may ask a million questions, but children rarely ever question trusting their guardian. The one in charge of them. The one who loves them. They trust that person will always be there.

Faith is trust. A trust that is put to the test in action. Faith is not shown on a good day. We can’t tell a person’s faith when everything is going well in their life. God is not fooled by our proclaiming we have faith (when everything is fine and we aren’t even turning to Him.)

Faith is shown on a bad day. When all is lost. When our hearts are broken. When those closest to us, the ones we trusted, have rejected us or used us.

Faith is determined when it is not easy to have faith.

2 Corinthians 4:17, “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

We are told to come to God as a child and I believe that is because of childlike faith. Children do not question the things they don’t need to. The things they take for granted because they don’t know their parents are struggling with bills. The parents bear that burden for them.

Our Father bears our burdens. Maybe we have burdens we have no control over, and it is hard to have faith. It’s hard to know how He will supply our needs.

(NIV) Matthew 11:29, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

But Christ keeps His word.

Do we come to Him for comfort like a child does? Do we rest easy as the thunderstorm roars against and rattles our windows? 

No, the answer we seek may not be in the form we like. No, it may not be in the timing we would prefer. But have faith in Him, He will supply. 

(NIV) Phillippians 4:19, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

Those who have faith will see His hand, and feel assurance even while they wait. And out of His mercy and love for us, sometimes, we will see His hand when our faith is weakened ❤

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12 thoughts on “How Can We Have A Faith Like A Child

  1. Children, whether they like it or not, are totally dependent on the care of their parents. Especially the younger they are. I don’t think the child’s ability to trust or have faith is the main focus, rather the precarious predicament that all sinners are in and the need for help. We all need God’s salvation and care.

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    1. We definitely need help, amen.

      I used children as an example because Christ said to come to Him as a child and if we do not come as a child we won’t enter Heaven.

      You are right though, the word faith is not precisely used. I wanted to see what child like faith would be like. We are told if we believe, and I wanted to see that from the eyes of a child. 🙂 What does it mean to believe as a child? How do we come to Christ as a child, that’s what I wanted to explore in this post.


    2. Oh, wow and I just connected what you said in the beginning just now. Maybe this is how you meant it so if I am repeating you I apologize.

      You spoke of how children are dependent on the parents (whether parents are good or bad). Naturally parents should be good but because of sin we don’t always get good parents, which was why I said guardians because not all kids have parents. But there is this natural trust or hope that a crying baby or child would be taken care of. They first hope to turn to their parent for comfort. This is why neglected kids sometimes learn to become independent at three to four.

      But going back to what you first said, my rambling is for potential material thanks for listening, a child is dependent on their parent. It hit me, are we not dependent on God? Whether we believe or not, He supplies a number of our needs already, like an ungrateful child we are, we take it for granted, spoiled. But then we grow up, like the prodigal, try to cut all ties. God is still there. And we need to turn to Him even if we are an adult. Turn to Him like a grateful and trusting child would.

      People don’t trust that He is in charge, like a child, who was well taken care of, would. I hope you don’t mind the long comment. I wanted to try to cover your comment better and then that question about dependency on God really made me think. 🙂

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      1. 🙂 I am happy to listen and chat. That’s the blessing of blogging and community.

        The depth of God can be mined and encourage our faith. I agree, all mankind IS dependent on God because he supplies all things. Faith is total dependence on God’s provided salvation, Jesus. Children don’t possess more faith, they are simply totally dependent on their parents to sustain life, thus the example teaches a sinner must totally depend on God for life.

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  2. Amen! I’m so glad I came over this post, for I wanted clarity on “Child-like faith” and what it had truly meant in His word, but there you go! Thank you Lord Jesus. I’ve staggered a lot last year having faith in my Father due to a lot trials and lessons that was learnt through it all and I’m thankful now that He thought me and is still teaching me wanted needed to be learnt and I can see clearly now that my faith in Him has grow bigger than before. Also His patience & peace too 🙂
    May His countenance and glory continue to rest upon you in Jesus name. Amen. Blessings!

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