People have been hurt many times in this world around us. You see the looks on people’s faces; you hear the stories. You watch the Youtube videos. People tell you about their life’s stories, and your heart… shatters. There is a lot of sorrow and heart ache, but you know what? I don’t want to be a skeptic. I’ve been hurt so much, but there was One who was hurt so much more, and He still loved…. I want to love like Him, because He loved me.
I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, and this is really the deepest cry of my heart right now as I’ve met more and more people that have been hurt, that NEED love. It makes me really really hunger after living like, trusting like a child, knowing Who holds the world, Who holds my life in His hands.
I have struggled intensely with bitterness, with wanting to harden my heart against any relationships. But … instead, I really desire to be more like a child, not a skeptic.
I have been skeptical in so many steps of the recovery journey, but my hope, through God’s mighty grace, is that I won’t be skeptical anymore. I want to be so full of joy and hope at the possibilities of what God can do in His unlimited power that I don’t even dream of doubting Him…
Have you ever watched a child or talked to a child and asked them to forgive you? They just forgive you; they don’t let things get to them. Their trust is simple, uncomplicated. Jesus Christ even said about faith, ‘And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.’
This makes me think… Is my faith like a child’s or am I a skeptic?