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Trusting God the childlike way

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

Trust God like children trust their father's

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It can be hard, but it's worth it.

It's easy to trust God, because His intentions for you are "always" good and He does not make mistakes.

Trusting God is like climbing up a mountainside and not noticing how amazing the view is until you reach the top.

The climb may be bumpy and rough, and you may encounter slips, scrapes, and falls, but once you get to the top you will see it was worth it.

When climbing up a mountain you can be so consumed with the struggle on the way up you don't notice what's waiting for you on top. But with God, once you get to the top, you'll find and have His strength, His peace, His joy, His grace, His mercy, and His love.

"Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don't depend on your own understanding; in all that you do acknowledge God and He'll give you direction"— Proverbs 3:5-6.

It was extremely hard for me to trust God. I had grown up with some serious trust issues, so when it came to trusting God with my life and all that came with it—I didn't want to do it.

I wasn’t able to differentiate God from people. I didn’t know how to believe He would not let me down because my entire life was full of letdowns and false promises.

I got to a point in my life where I was able to have full independence and I refused to let anything, or anyone take that away from me.

However, with this self-governing, I made many mistakes. I made many bad choices. I did things wrong and said the wrong things.

It wasn't working as I envisioned and the course I set for myself was leaning in a different direction than expected.

Then I read a Scripture and it resonated with me in a way that it never did before,

“Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all its righteousness and all things will be added”—Matthew 6:33.

So, I did. It wasn’t easy especially since I didn’t know what it fully meant, but I sensed it would eventually make sense.

I started to dive deeper into the meaning of this Scripture and found out that if I sought the things of God and sought God Himself, then He will take care of everything else in my life.

I later understood what seeking Him meant. It means reading His Scriptures, talking to Him, having a dialogue, or praying. And making every effort to have the type of relationship with Him like you would want with the one you love the most.

Everything that came from that had to be learned. I learned the art and power of worship. I learned what authority was. I learned the meaning of love. I learned how easier life can be when you include God. I learned He is the only existing person capable of always fulfilling His promises. And why it's worth it to trust Him. I learned, and learned, and kept learning.

I understood what the “Kingdom of Heaven” was about as God showed me Scriptures that revealed what it was to live in His domain. He wanted me to know the type of thinking and understanding we should acquire to have a successful life.

Also, “righteousness” was easier to understand but extremely hard for me to do because several personality traits had to be dealt with like pride. But the good news is, seeking the Kingdom gave me a clear path. I just had to be patient during the process.

Then I found out what “all things will be added” means. It means that God will take care of everything else in your life. He promises to fulfill and satisfy all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

For me it meant that I no longer had to be concerned about my career, education, business, finances, happiness, or life. I started to see God connecting all the pieces together with no self-effort.

Everything started to unfold. Opportunities, ideas, open doors, and wealth ideas. It was and still is amazing.

He would take me on walks and show me the lands to possess (Psalm 2:8, Deuteronomy 11:8). In other words, owning properties and having different acquisitions.

He showed me favor when I was promoted at work without sending a resume and unaware that the job opportunity existed.

He showed me numerous ways to earn income without hustling for it. Finally, writing became easy as I learned to lean on His understanding, and the words just flowed.

I started to live the results of this scripture,

“In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" —Proverbs 3:6.

My part was making the effort to spend time with God fellowshipping, learning, being transformed, experiencing impartation, joy, peace, and satisfaction.

“Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be healthy, even as your soul prospers”—3 John 2.

As your relationship with God builds you will find yourself yearning for those quiet isolated moments with Him and see how valuable those moments are.

Childlike trust.

Trust God Like Children Trusts Their Father's

One day I heard this child yell out to her father. And the way the child called her father's name "daddy, daddy..." you can hear how the child knew her father can hear her and that he can help her with what she needs help with.

Like this child who is not thinking about or is questioning her father's abilities—she has assurance, she knows and believes in her heart that if she keeps yelling out for her father, he will hear her and what she needs him to do, he will do it. This is the kind of trust we should have with God.

When a child is around their parent, they feel safe. They're carefree and don't worry. They follow along with their parents looking around satisfying their curiosity and enjoying themselves. This is the kind of trust we should be striving for.

However, when the child notices that the parent is no longer with them, they panic, become frightened, and start to cry. But with God He made a promise, and that promise is that He will never leave you or abandon you (Deuteronomy 31:6, 1 Chronicles 28:20).

Unlike a child who can easily get lost in a crowd, God always has His watchful protective eyes on you (Psalm 32:8, Psalm 33:18). When your hope and expectations are in God's unfailing love, you stay within His protection.

“Be still and know that I am God”—Psalm 46:10.

God wants us to recognize who He truly is. He wants you to watch and see what He will do for you—if you trust Him.

Remember, our Creator is at the highest most powerful level, and why nothing is too hard for Him to do and accomplish (Jeremiah 32:27).

Trust is the starting point for God to help you in any situation. And this trust is something you’ll have to do on purpose and with intent until it becomes easy for you to do it.

Every life obstacle that will tempt you to distrust God leads you to depend on God fully if when you have faith. When you look back at those barriers designed for you to fail but see how God brought you victory, it is evidence of what He can do.

Trusting God and refusing to doubt Him, will leave proof in your life that He is able to be relied on.

If you have found this blog valuable, please remember to hit the social media share buttons below. Sharing is a free way to share the Gospel and to let everyone know although putting trust in a person can lead to hurt and disappointment, it is not so with God since He is a devoted Father who is personal, caring, and loving.

When you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, His spirit will come to live inside you. This is one of the greatest blessings of salvation. You don't have to go through someone else to get to God, and He will live in your heart ( where you and Him become one), have a relationship with you, and you'll learn to hear His voice.

Make your day satisfying and talk to God, it'll be the best conversation you'll ever have.

Here's how you can receive Jesus into your life:

Make the choice of salvation by repenting and accepting Jesus into your life by confessing that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that He came from Heaven to die for your sins (Romans 10:9).

If this helped you in any way, please like, comment, and share this blog.

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