God Is Your Loving Father
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Acts 17:27 NIV)
God, your Heavenly Father, loves you more than you will ever know. You can turn to him when you need acceptance, when you need approval, and when you need attention.
God has seen every single moment of your life. He has witnessed every word you’ve ever said — good or bad — and every hurt you’ve ever experienced. God knows every fear, every sin, and every sorrow you’ve ever felt.
Unlike your human father, God has known every thought you’ve ever had, and he’s understood you completely. Today, you can turn to him because he’s a caring, consistent, close, and competent Father. He will never leave you.
Maybe you’ve allowed experiences with a human parent to warp or cloud your view of your heavenly Father, and that has made you think God is unreasonable or unreliable or unconcerned. You were wrong. You need to turn to the truth today.
Would you pray this prayer in your heart?
“Dear God, I want you to be my heavenly Father, and I want to be your child. I ask you to adopt me into your home. I want to be spiritually born into your family through Jesus Christ. Jesus, I don’t understand it all, but I accept you as the way to the Father. I want you to be in charge of my life to guide me and direct me. Thank you that you are a loving, caring, and consistent Father. Thank you that you are competent and that you can handle all the problems that I give to you. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Talk It Over
• How has your relationship with your earthly father affected how you view God?
• How do you think God wants us to use the model of the heavenly Father with our own children?
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