A greater trust
Saint Paul wrote, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways” (1 Corinthians 13:11).
Faith is hard work. Hard won, too. A childish faith, on the other hand, is easy. “Just believe,” is simplistic. When Jesus said, “Become as a little child,” he did not mean live with a simplistic, childish faith but a childlike faith instead.
Childlike faith is the hard won capacity of trusting beyond fear and anxiety. It is not the absence of doubts or fears. It is living into both instead – denying neither – which only then enables you to live beyond both by faith.
Here are “3” ways to overcome childish faith or to replace childish faith with a childlike trust.