Jesus loves little children. They are innocent and see the world differently. They haven’t lived long enough to experience the fears and anxieties adults have. They’re not old enough to understand all the do’s and don’ts. They believe easily, they’re completely dependent on parents and/or guardians for their care.
This is the way Jesus wants us to be, as a little child that trusts and believes in their caretaker. Because we’re adults that have been tarnished by life, we tend to put up barriers and shields to protect ourselves from getting hurt again. We have a hard time trusting in God, because we don’t understand His ways. And, because of that, how do we know He has our best interest at heart?
Have you been hurt before?, lied on?, mistreated by a loved one?, betrayed by a so-called friend?, ripped off, violated, even abused? Jesus knows what we have faced. He wants to heal us from these broken places, but He can’t do it if we won’t cooperate with Him. It’s like a friend you know needs your help, but when you try to help them, they just keep resisting.
It hurts you to see them struggle unnecessarily. Jesus feels that too when He sees us struggling knowing He is the answer to our situations, but we won’t trust Him. That’s why He says in the Bible that we have to come to Him as a little child, He wants us to completely put our faith in Him no matter what our life is like at the time.
If your world seems empty because everything around you is chaos, don’t resist The Lord anymore. Bring your worries to Him, begin by telling Him, “Hey I’m worried about …..” He totally understands how you and I feel all the time. He won’t turn away a broken heart or spirit.
He knows our pain and our struggles from the past, present, and future. We can totally trust Him, it just means letting down our guard and allowing Him in. It’s totally our choice to be an adult filled with doubt, or be a little kid who believes the caregiver.