Childlike Faith

Childlike Faith

Richard Roberts

On our TV program, The Place for Miracles, Lindsay and I once received a phone call from an eleven-year-old boy who used his childlike faith to be healed of bone spurs in his heels while watching our program.

When the boy heard me say, “Anyone who has heel trouble, come up to your TV and place your heels on my hands as a point of contact to release your faith,” he did just that. I like his response when I asked him if he felt anything strange while I prayed. He said, “I felt as if my mom had the TV up too loud and it was sort of vibrating. When you stopped praying and I walked back to my chair, my heels didn’t hurt anymore.”

When Jesus’ disciples asked, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus called a child to Him and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:1–3 NKJV).

I believe that in healing this boy, God was trying to teach him something greater than the simple fact that He heals. First, I believe God was teaching him that He honors childlike faith; and second, that life comes in stages. While his need at this stage in life was for the healing of bone spurs in his heels, at some later stage in life it may be for finances or a relationship problem.

Whatever stage of life you’re in, the important thing to remember is that God is there in the center of your need, ready to meet it when you come to Him with childlike faith.