Honest Faith

16 04 2014

He just turned five and is full of curiosity and energy. He has the face of an angel with a mischievous smile that melts your heart. He can be a little shy, but when he decides to wade in to something, he goes all the way in. Today he reminded me of God’s faithfulness and my need for more faith.


It was a quiet moment at the church building. I was walking slowly down the hallway and he was playing with his friend. I waved hello to him as I got close and made a comment about the game they were playing. He stopped his play, looking at me with serious eyes as he watched the difficult steps I was taking. “What happened to you?” he asked. Keeping it simple, I told him that my legs had gotten hurt and right now I can’t walk as well as he does. Seeing his worried look, I explained that we were praying to God that I would get better very quickly.


Relief flooded his face. “Good! I am glad that you are praying to God. That is exactly the right thing to do. He can make you all better.”


The honest faith of a child brought my heart to its knees and made my soul soar with joy. All the doubts, worries, and fears that so easily crowd in evaporated in the light of his gentle reminder about God’s faithfulness. His words reminded me that I need to let His power, His love, His goodness, and His grace define my days, rather than the circumstances that tend to pull my eyes away from His presence.


My Jesus Resolution today is to have the faith of a child. God is good. God knows what I need. God’s timing is perfect. God is bigger. Remembering these simple truths will keep my faith focused and my heart dependent on the hope offered by a God willing to work through five year olds, if that is the voice that will answer my desperate, quiet questions.



2 responses

16 04 2014

Reblogged this on Leo Woodman and commented:
child like faith

16 04 2014
Martha Fassino

Amazing story, Casandra. What a wonderful blessing to hear those words from a little child. Thank you for sharing

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