“Although my father and my mother have forsaken me, yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child].”
If you have never known the depth of a Father’s love, the kind of love that fights for you, protects, believes the best for and in you, never gives up, runs out or runs away, you can know that now in your Heavenly Father’s deep and abiding love for you.
Fathers are meant to mould and shape us, lead, and gently guide us, in the ways of life. Healthy Dads are able to bring forth the image of God in us, releasing us into the fullness of all that God created and called us to be. For some of us that may have been one of the places of our greatest joys, and for others perhaps, a source of our deepest sorrow and pain.
However, God, Who is Father over all the earth, has always been your loving Father to you! He is the kindest Poppa possible, and His heart is 100 percent for, and focused, on you.
He was loving you even when you could not love yourself. Caring for you when you did not care. He knows the love you have longed and looked for—the ways you have loved and lost. He knows the things that break your heart and the hearts you may have broken. He understands the hopes, the dreams, the sorrows and regrets, the shame, the sadness, and He is right there with you, completely committed, and constantly caring for you and for all things concerning you too. Nothing can change that truth—no, not one thing.
He has wrapped you up in goodness and beauty eternal, and imprints, presses you, into His heart. You are safe there, cherished one, always. He will never relax His loving hold on you, or ever let you go! You are your Father’s favourite, and His age-enduring, limitless, understanding, and eternal love, is available in unending measure for deeply, and divinely, loved, you!
Precious Father, Gracious God,
What comfort these words are, that You have taken me up, adopted me as Your child, given me Your Name, and call me as Your own.
You are a good Father, gentle and kind, loving and leading, guiding and protecting, providing for every need.
I receive today, Lord, Your love and Your care. Show me the majesty of your miracles today as I rest my heart in Yours. Glorious God, You are Father over the whole world, and over my heart and world too!
In Jesus precious Name I pray.
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