Have you ever felt like Annie in my devotion today entitled, Perfect Weakness. You’ve tried to find help and comfort in everything but God. Why—because God is too busy being God. There’s not enough time for Him to deal with your problem.
I’ve felt the same way before, but it’s just not true. Our heavenly Father is not some far off God. He is near to us and approachable for whatever our needs may be. Our Father wants to be involved in every detail of our lives. He wants to know and share in our joys and our pains. Mostly, God wants us to know His love and that nothing can snatch us away from him.
The word “Father,” referring to God, is translated “papa” or “daddy.” These expressions of endearment comfort me as I equate them to my earthy dad, but perhaps you’ve never had an earthy father to turn to in times of celebration or sorrow. Maybe your dad was absent and uncaring instead of loving and available to you. If so, you’ve discovered that not all people love with sincerity and you’ve been hurt by this.
The good news is, no matter what you’ve done, or what’s been done to you, we both have a heavenly Father in which we can cry out “daddy” any time, any place, anywhere. It starts by allowing God to wrap His loving arms around you and wash away all your fears as he whispers to your heart, “I’m here for you—no matter what.”
So, go ahead. Tell God your needs. Lay them all at His feet. Then rest in His care.
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