Growing up did you ever do trust falls? You know, the game where you fall backwards into the arms of your partner while crossing your fingers hoping they are there to catch you. In this game there are two potential outcomes; you land safely into the arms of your partner with a sigh of relief or you hit the ground with a hard thump and some frustration stirring in your gut. Let’s be honest, there is also a third outcome that most experience at the start of this game when one foot serves to break our fall because we just aren’t sure we can really trust our partner. When it comes to faith and our girls it can be a little bit like doing a trust fall.
When trying to help my girls understand practically what it means to have faith and how they can develop it and live it out in their lives we focus on four simple things;
Relationship - Trust comes through a relationship and relationships start with communication.
Our girls can get to know God through prayer, just talking to Him as a best friend.
Knowledge - The more we know the more confident we feel, so open your bibles or find a fun mother-daughter devotional and start reading together.
Experience - As their relationship with the Lord grows and they begin to understand how God has worked in the lives of people since the creation of the world they will start to see Him working all around them and personally in their own lives.
Time - Anything worth doing takes time and every new experience and opportunity is a chance for our girls to put their trust in Jesus above anything else.
Hebrews 11:1 says that “Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being certain of what we do not see.”
Even when things seem hard or feel overwhelming, we must first show and then also teach our girls that no matter what they can always trust in Christ because He loves and cares for them. Jesus is their ultimate trust fall partner!