My Father…

One of the great obstacles to seeing God as good is found in the pattern of our earthly families. But if our earthly fathers betray, discard and attempt to destroy us, we can be assured that our Heavenly Father loves us, forgives us, cares for us in our need and will never leave us. This little reminder photo gives Scriptural references to back up that good news!


7 thoughts on “My Father…

  1. Rose says:

    Good post. My parents are divorced and having had to deal with 2 additional stepfathers, I can tell you how damaging it can be to have a poor father image. It’s hard to grasp how God the Father loves us when our earthly fathers don’t.

  2. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    The blessings or damage in families flow downward from the head. The choices a father makes will have lifelong consequences and not just in one generation. The hardest part about seeing God as good is understanding why He allows such massive carnage. I guess that is part of living in our 100 percent broken world. It’s not Mayberry, no matter how much we’d like it to be.

  3. Lori Glass says:

    I am so sorry some of you did not have good fathers. I almost feel guilty for posting because my dad was a wonderful Christian man. He taught my brother and I to love his Lord. He was the same at home as he was at church. I am so thankful that as a child I never had trouble believing God was kind and loving and cared about us.

  4. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    Lori, I sincerely believe that God can redeem brokenness and repair carnage. But it rarely happens because of pride. If we say we don’t have any sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.Satan has much to work with where pride lives. He can do NOTHING with humility and repentance. But only the real Jesus Christ can shatter stone cold hearts and put love where is nothing but hatred and malice. I really believe it’s a sovereign act of God to accomplish miracles like this both in the heart of the injurer and the heart of the injured. Know what? Nothing else matters but that. Not ministries, not jobs, not reputations or image or anything else. I believe in miracles, because without the God of miracles none of us would be here right now, and none of us would know Jesus and His saving power.

  5. Sam says:

    I think this sums it up!

    “Where there are peace and concord, God is there with all His benefits, and where there is strife and dissension, the devil is there with all his snares.”

    —Thomas à Kempis

  6. Lori Glass says:

    What I read and see in your life and family on this blog shows that God can heal a persons brokenness. I do not sense bitterness but even after we forgive someone the hurt can still be there we just can’t let our thoughts stay there.

    This conversation reminds me of other times in my life where I realize how blessed I have been. My parents weren’t perfect but sometimes I have wondered why did I get loving parents and someone else didn’t or why was I born in the USA and not a 3rd world country ect. A while back you had a post about people holding a Bible for the first time. I cried when I saw that and thought about all of the Bibles I have had through the years. I can’t remember ever not having a Bible of my own. The Bible says to whom much is given much is required. Ingrid, thanks for another reminder that we need to keep our eyes on Jesus and let Him have control of our lives and those around us.

    I plan to look up the Scriptures on the note above today.

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