Psalm 103:19 (NKJV)
The Lord has
established His throne in heaven,
Let’s think back to our childhood. No matter how many faults our parents had, we didn’t see them as faults. We trusted them completely because they were our parents, and in our innocence we didn’t question or judge.
Jesus said in Matthew 18:4, “Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”If we could only go back to being a young child for a time, we would relish the innocence and purity of our mind and the relationship we had with our Mom and Dad. No judgments, no fault-finding and no suspicions.
Whatever they did was fine and good. We trusted them. There might have been a better way to do or say something, but it didn’t matter. We trusted them because we loved them. As a little child, we didn’t grade them or evaluate them.
Jesus said in Mark 10:15, “Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”
In order to receive the riches of the kingdom of God, we must be like that little child again.
Can you relate to Father God the way you saw your Father or Mother back then? With innocent humility? Without suspicions? Without arrogance and prideful judgment?
Can we accept whatever is in His hands with thanksgiving, knowing that He loves us?
Can we accept our past without fear for tomorrow, trusting that we are in His hands, and He knows best?
Can we move forward, being content with our past, knowing He can bring beauty from the ashes?
Can we trust Him as a little child, believing He loves us enough to send His Son to the cross for us?
Jesus Himself had to come to the point of accepting the difficult, trusting the Father that His suffering was for the greater good.
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was so troubled that he sweat drops of blood. He knows our pain and our trouble. He’s been there. That’s why He can comfort us in our trials and our sorrow. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
God had a great purpose for sending His Son to the cross. It pained Him even more to watch His Son, blameless and innocent, be tortured and crucified. He knows our pain, for He suffers it with us.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory
Think of the multitude of souls that have been saved because Jesus paid the penalty for our sin when He endured the cross.
If God had a purpose for the suffering of His only begotten Son, we can rest assured He has a purpose for us. We also, are His children.
Trusting Him because we love Him, we can be comforted by these words:
The Lord has
established His throne in
And His kingdom rules over all.
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