promises


I was putting Elias in the car after a fun and exhausting
playdate yesterday and promptly told him,
"Go sit in your seat and I'll pass
you back some cookies in a minute".
He immediately scattered to the back of the van and climbed up into
his spot - looking at me expectantly.

What was so amazing to me in that minute
was that he totally believed me.
Thankfully, I wasn't lying - I had borrowed some animal crackers from Kelly and put them in a baggie for him for the ride home. But, he didn't doubt for a minute that I was really telling the truth. Right now, when I promise him something - he relies on me
one million percent to provide.

When do children become adults? When does childlike faith become adultlike doubt?
Maybe when we stop believing the things our Father promises.
here are some I need reminding of:
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his
riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
(philippians 4:19)

fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
(isaiah 41:10)

And the ransomed of the LORD shall return
and come to Zion with singing;
everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
they shall obtain gladness and joy,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
(isaiah 51:11)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
(john 14:27)

simple enough,
amen? amen.