My kids asking to preview their lunch boxes has got to be akin to us doubting God's provision, striving to make our own way because we don't trust that he does what he says he will do. Why is it this way? Apparently it is nothing new to humanity if my children do it at such a young age. But I suppose that tension is a huge portion of the Christian walk: fighting against our sin-nature.
It's kind of a funny concept, isn't it? We are born with this ingrained set of inclinations and we are called to rebel against most of them. Why is it such a struggle? We chose to sin, and still do, you could say, and you would be right. But does it have to be so hard?
Both of these verses come from Jesus, and the idea is the same: trust God. Learn from him. Take the burden he gives us, not the one we are born with or the ones we make up for ourselves. Maybe it is difficult because we try hard to change nature in our own volition. Maybe, when we fail, we are supposed to give ourselves more grace than we do. Maybe "faith like a child" is a little less difficult than we make it.
This post was supposed to be about trusting God to provide practically, and it turned into a statement on the struggle of humanity. Like a mountain river, sometimes words take their own way...but the destination is the same I think: ask God and he will respond. This requires faith, hope, love. Trust. Some say learning to trust God is the whole point of this life, and maybe they are right.