A child's faith is simple. A child doesn't try to figure everything out and make a detailed blueprint of exactly how he will get what he needs. He simply believes because his parents said they would take care of him.
Thankfully the same can be true for us. As believers, our joy and peace are not based in doing and achieving – trying to figure everything out and fix it ourselves. They come with believing. Joy and peace come as a result of building our relationship with The Lord. We experience peace in the Lord's presence, receiving from Him and acting in response to His direction. Joy and peace come from knowing and believing – trusting in the Lord with a simple, childlike faith.
Questions for further thought:
1. Can you think of a time when you were weary and burdened down?
2. What does Jesus promise those who come to Him?
Challenge: Be thankful that your joy and peace are not based on your abilities. Look to the Father for everything that you need. Go to Him with a childlike faith, trusting that He will take care of any problem in your life.
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