Have you seen little children when their daddy brings them to the park to play? As soon as the colorful jungle gym comes into sight, they take off running toward it, full of joy and excitement. As children they are carefree, going from swings to slides to monkey bars, enjoying the present moment. They are unaware of the uncertainties of life because their daddy takes care of all those things, and they trust him completely.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to live like that—to be able to give all our worries to someone who will do what’s best for us? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to fully enjoy the moment like children and trust that Daddy will take care of us?
The great news is that we totally can! There is an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving Daddy who tells us, “Cast your burdens on me, and I will give you rest.” He says, “Yes, I know you’re going through a hard time, but you can trust me to take care of you.” He says, “Take courage, I’m here for you.”
Dear God in heaven, you are not surprised by anything that happens here on earth. You said that we will have trouble, but that we can take heart because you have overcome the world. I need that courage and peace in my life. Please help me. Show me how to trust you. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
John 16:33 - I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Matthew 11:28 - Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Proverbs 3:5, 6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.