Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Help Me Feel Better

My husband and I are relatively new to open prayer.  We've always been spiritual but, over the past few years, we have learned more and more about what it means to be good Christians.  My husband reads  a kindergarten level Bible to the boys in the morning and we are learning the stories right along with them.  We're doing our best to make sure our children have a relationship with God even when we aren't always sure what that might look like.  That's why my heart warmed when I caught our toddler praying.

At 2 1/2, he is very busy and constantly on the move.  He trips at least three times a day and has the scrapes to prove it.  His knees and hands always have a scuff on them but this week his "boo boos" were a bit worse.  He had three fingers with band-aids and one of the cuts was starting to look infected.  I had just cleaned up his cuts and put on fresh band-aids and I went in the other room to throw away the wrappers.  When I returned, I heard this:  "Help me feel better," my son said.  I thought he was talking to me so I asked him, "Did you need me to help you feel better, love?"  "No...Me just ask God, 'Please make me feel better.'  He fix my boo-boos," he answered.  And he's right.  God will.

For kids, it is much simpler.  Why should he doubt that God will heal what ails him?  But as adults we find it so difficult to give our hurts to God.  We want to be in control.  We want to believe that we can fix everything but we can't.  My son reminded me how important it is to trust God completely with whatever I am struggling with and then move on.  Trust.  It really should be that simple.

Do you give your troubles to God?  How can you give up some of the control and trust with the heart of a child?

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