Christ said, “If you do not become like children, you cannot be my disciples” (Matthew 18:3). Children receive what they’re taught, what they’re shown, what they hear. They’re not experts, so they’re willing to listen and chew on the word – and not immediately spit it out. How many experts do you know that you can come to and they will receive you in the same way? Christ came to the “experts” in His Word, the Word that spoke of Christ, and they told Him to go away. Knowledge is a terrible thing – if it’s from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil!
Fear, despair, and anxiety are all related. This is the way our soul reacts to when we have no assurance or faith. When you are walking on shaky ground, how does your body react? The whole body shakes and eventually falls. Is something wrong with that body? No, something is actually wrong with the ground, the foundation. Christ came to free people from the condition of fear and anxiety. God Himself is a steady foundation, not a shaky one. This Word dwells within the person and gives the person assurance that you are in Life and no matter what happens, you are in God’s hands.