As Father’s Day approaches, there are many who celebrate their Dads. These men have been excellent role models for their children. They have raised them with love and respect and have provided a safe home. Their children are well-adjusted, displaying mature coping skills that enable them to live life independently.
Sadly, there are many others who have not got Dads that they want to celebrate. They have been brutalized or neglected emotionally and physically; leaving their children afraid, confused and lacking the necessary skills to cope in relationships and with life in general! They survive life, they don’t know how to truly live it with joy in their hearts!
God provides a safe haven! He is a Father to the fatherless, a Provider and Protector to all! He gives peace to our hearts and minds as we grapple to live life on this earth. You can reach Him and speak to Him and trust Him with all your hurts, secrets and doubts. How? Jesus said, “Find a quiet secluded place so that you won’t be tempted to role-play before God.
Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you’ll begin to sense his grace. ….This is your father you are dealing with, and He knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply.” Matthew 6:6-8/**[The
Don’t know what to say? Just talk to Him as you would a close friend. Nobody else will hear what you say or know what you are thinking. God is safe!
Prayer: God – please hear me and help me. You know what is right for me. So I put my life in Your hands and trust You with everything. God bless the good Dads! Help the not-so-good Dads to become better. Help every child to put their trust in You, so they can live life to the fullest, no matter what they have experienced in the past. Amen!