o you have a father? Did you ever have a father in your life? Is he present? Did he leave you? Or did he pass away?
These are all questions to ask yourself with the holidays coming up. But the ultimate question is: Do you trust God to be Your Heavenly Father? Not just your Heavenly Father, but your Father? Period.
“And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.”~Matthew 23:9, ESV~
You may have an earthly father, but your Heavenly Father is in the Lord and Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. There may be present circumstances surrounding your relationship with your father that make the relationship negative, but you need to ultimately trust in God to be both your Heavenly Father and your Father in the midst of those negative circumstances.
There may be present circumstances surrounding your relationship with your father that make the relationship negative, but you need to ultimately trust in God to be both your Heavenly Father and your Father in the midst of those negative circumstances.
I have a father. I have not spoken to him for a year and a month. This is largely due to my choice to have a relationship with my mother, who has a mental illness and I am currently pondering if a relationship with her is even healthy and what God wants me to do in the first place. This is a subject matter for another article, but the point that I am trying to make is that my mother is the main subject of contention for me to have a relationship with my father due to the circumstances surrounding my mother’s mental illness. My father does not want a relationship with me because of my present choice to have a relationship with my mother.
I have made many attempts to contact my father with the intention of restoring my relationship with him, but he has not responded to my phone calls. I am hopeful that my father will one day respond to my phone calls and forgive me for not believing him about how serious my mother’s mental illness was, but I cannot cleave to the past, so I pray for him.
Child of God: Even as I type this article, I cry because I miss my father so much. But, my past mistakes and how my father chooses to respond point me to God, my Heavenly Father and my Father, in how I choose to respond by praying for him.
I pray for the Holy Spirit of God to heal my father and me and our relationship, someday. I pray for the Holy Spirit of God to reveal to my father that I have repented and that I am sorry for not honoring him by believing him about how serious my mother’s mental illness was, someday. I pray that the Holy Spirit of God will convict my father to forgive me and forgive himself for any sins committed against me or himself, both known and unknown, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Child of God: I miss my earthly Father very much but I do not let how he chooses to respond control my emotions or get in the way of my relationship with my Heavenly Father and Father, Jesus Christ.
I pray that we will inherit the earth, someday.
I pray that we will inherit the earth. I pray that we will inherit the earth, someday. I pray that we will inherit the earth, someday, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
~”Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.”~Matthew 5:5, KJV~
***This article is dedicated to anyone struggling without a current father and who needs a Heavenly Father and Father (Jesus Christ) to comfort them in the midst of their present negative circumstances. I pray that this article was of an encouragement to you and that it draws you closer to Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of your being. It is also dedicated to my father. I love you very much and hope that you are encouraged by this article if you are reading it. I hope to hear from you soon. Grace and peace!!