Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:4
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.
Psalm 16:11 tells us in His presence is fullness of joy. If we have received Jesus as our Savior and Lord, He, the Prince of Peace, lives inside us (see 1 John 4:12– 15; John 14:23).
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.
Prayer of Thanks
I am thankful that my joy and peace are not based on my abilities. Father, it is in You that I find everything I need. Today, I come to You with a childlike faith, trusting that You will take care of any problem in my life.
Thank You, Father, that You are in control of my life, and my joy and peace are found in You.
In Jesus name Amen