“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
This idea of God the Father or maybe better put this way, God as a father trips up a lot of people. I never had a good relationship with my earthly father, so the concept of God being a father to me was hard for me to grasp. My dad didn’t like me very much, he was never satisfied, nothing was never good enough. He was angry a lot……….. and was gone most of the time. He never spent much time with me growing up. I tried to earn his love or at lest his respect, but I finally got tried of trying to have a relationship with someone who didn’t want one with me.
I was so hungry for a Father I looked for other men who seemed like they understood what it meant to be a father and I tried to spend as much time as I could with them but, most of them had families of their own, so I felt out of place….. a lot.
After I came to know Christ as my Savior I still had a hard time relating to God as my Father, It took awhile, but I figured it out. God is not mad at me and he loves me just how I am, but he doesn’t leave me that way because he is making me to be like Christ. He is patiently crafting me into a whole person repairing all of the cracks in my life. I am good enough, you are good enough. I don’t know what your experience is with your earthly father? If it was good, YOU are blessed and if you can, give dad a call and tell him how much you love him. If your story is kinda like mine this is some of what I know about our Heavenly Father, our Everlasting Father.
- He is Compassionate
”The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.’ Psalm103:8
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for you souls” Matthew 11:28-29
- He is Caring
” For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
- He is always There
”Never will leave you; never will forsake you” Hebrews 13:5
You need to get this, God Loves you. and thats the way I see it in my market.