2018-06-18 - Happy Father's Day
"Father to the fatherless, defender of widows– this is God, whose dwelling is holy." (Psalm 68:5 NLT)
There is no such thing as a perfect dad; even fathers depicted on most television shows, movies, and books have some flaws. God, on the other hand, is the ultimate dad.
As our Heavenly Father, the Lord is:
- good and forgiving. (Psalm 86:5 ESV) "For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love, to all who call upon you."
- a good gift giver. (Luke 11:13 NIV) "If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
- concerned about our future. (Jeremiah 29:11 ESV) "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
- loving. (Romans 5:8 NLT) "But God showed his great love for us, by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners."
We can be thankful that God, our Father, is flawless. His love never ends, and He is available always. We have access to the Lord's presence.
When dads and the father figures in our lives disappoint us, the Lord can be trusted as a daddy.
Lord, May I not get frustrated when people disappoint me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.
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