Day 22: Faith
Lord, may these children trust You with all their hearts, leaning not on their own understanding. In all their ways, may they acknowledge You, and You will make their paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Trusting without understanding … that is a hard one. Yet, that is faith–the assurance of what we hope for and the evidence of what is unseen. And that is what we want for our children and for ourselves.
Truly, I think it is easier for children to have faith. They do, after all, come to us as tiny babies, unable to do anything without the help of a parent. As toddlers, it never occurs to them that we wouldn’t come when they cry or help them when they need it. At least that is true when they know they are loved. No wonder we are told that we should have faith like a little child. Let us return to that child-like faith, and may our example lead our children to never let go of theirs.