What if you were three again?
Think about the life of a 3-year-old: You wake up. Someone feeds you. You poop. Someone dresses you. Someone entertains you. So far…a pretty sweet deal.
You play and sing, have imaginary friends who are always nice to you, and people pay attention to you because you’re cute and interesting. When you talk, there’s almost always an adult willing to listen, even though many of your words aren’t really words yet. You play some more, you eat some more, and then, you go to bed only to awake and hit replay the next day without a care in the world.
Now that’s a pretty peaceful life. Why? If you really want to dig deep into that scenario, it’s because the life of a 3-year-old isn’t really their own. Instead, a loving adult is watching out for their safety, making sure they have everything they need. And, the end result is a life of peace.
If you think about it, through a relationship with Jesus, you have access to this kind of peace. If you’ve given your life to him, then your life is no longer your own. And, the creator of the universe, who knows and understands everything you experience, daily desires, as 1 Peter 5:7 says, for you to “cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
The idea of peace can be a hard idea to grasp. When I think of peace, I have an image of a still lake early in the morning before any boat causes waves to appear. The water looks like a liquid mirror with no movement; fresh, clear and strangely quiet.
Try and pause right now and say to Jesus, “Today is yours. Whatever I encounter, whatever feelings plague me, whatever insecurities show their ugly head… take them. I am your child. I trust you to take care of me. Today, I give it all to you and want you take care of all the peace-robbing moments that will come my way.”
Jesus knows what you will face today. He wants you to trust him now, before you face another moment. So, let him know that whatever the day holds, you want him to hold you…just, as if you were three again.