Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Power for Living Part 23 - Finding my Keys

He was almost three and that ring of keys was his treasure. He went nowhere without it! I was doing the after school carpool run that day. Kids bundled, baby ready, we were just about to head out the door when he said, “I need my keys”. “You can find them when we get home, Son”, I replied as I shepherded the kids to the door. “No, now!” was his urgent response. I set the baby down and made a quick look around the playroom… no keys. “We have to go now”, I said, taking his hand. He pulled away, crossed his little arms in front of his head and leaned against the wall. I heard a muffled, “Dear Jesus, help I find my keys”.

“Great”, I thought, “now his strong little faith in God is going to be rocked because I couldn’t find those keys right now and we have to go. “I’ll take one more quick look”, I told him, “and then we have to go. School will be out.” I glanced around the playroom and there they were!

A little boy’s faith grew that day. Yes, a mom’s faith too. The little boy’s faith has now become a young man’s faith… still trusting Jesus with the unknowns in His life.

I read a verse in the Bible that reminded me of this childlike faith.

“He answered their prayers, because they trusted in him.” 1 Chronicles 5:20

So simple. Yet we so often complicate it. Faith is all He asks. Faith as small as a mustard seed.

James 1:6 tells us when we ask we must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

Feeling a bit tossed about in the waves? Is your faith wavering? Even the disciples who walked the dusty roads with Jesus as their companion asked “Increase our faith”.

He tells us that without faith it is impossible to please Him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Ask Him for a tenacity of faith to trust in Him in all circumstances. Ask for your faith to be increased. Trust in Him with child-like faith. Trust and watch His faithfulness! He is totally trustworthy…allow Him to show you today.