A Precious Little Child

ďThe wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.Ē Isaiah 11: 6 KJV

Yesterday when I was at Wal-Mart waiting for my ride to take me home I saw something that really touched my heart. A little girl about five or six years old was going up to all the rides and vending machines and asking her mother if she could ride them and have the things in the machines. Her mother said no, that they were in a hurry. This precious little child did not argue, cry or try to get her own way. She took hold of her motherís hand and smiled at her. O that we would have a heart as tender and as obedient to God as this little girl was to her mother!

I wonder how many times God didnít answer us the way we wanted Him to answer and we threw a temper tantrum? We need to be as this precious little child and put our hands in the hands of our Heavenly Father. Why is it that we think that we know what is best for us? We canít see the future. God knew what was going to happen in our lives even before we were born. We can trust Him to work things out for us in a way that will be good for us and also be in His perfect will for us, not only for today but for the rest of our lives.

We should be like a little child when it comes to trusting Jesus. He has said that He will never leave us or forsake us. When He tells us something, we can depend on Him to keep His promise. There are times when we try to fix things ourselves and then wonder why we still have problems and heartaches. We donít have the power to change anything. It takes the love of Jesus to soften hardened hearts and replace the hardened hearts with tenderness, compassion and understanding.

The next time God doesnít answer the way you want Him to answer, smile at Him and put your hand in His hand and allow Him to lead you to victory over difficult situations and heartaches. We have a loving Heavenly Father and He really does care about us. He cares so much that He gave His only Son to die for us. There is no greater love than the unconditional love of God and Jesus for us. We are His little children and He wants to protect us and make us happy. Thank You, Father; thank You, Jesus, and thank You, Holy Spirit for loving us.

Joanne Lowe joannelowe8@cox.net

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