Kenneth E. Hagin
Many Christians have a difficult time comprehending God as a Father who loves and cares for them. Believers have often been religiously taught to fear and shrink from a God of justice. They have the idea that God sits as a judge in Heaven and looks for ways to punish people the moment they make a mistake. But, no, God is love!
Thank God, Jesus came to reveal the Father's love to us. So do not worry. You can be sure of this one fact: As you trust God with your life, He will take a Father's place and perform a Father's duty in your life. He is your Father, and He loves you and cares for you with an everlasting love (Jer. 31:3).
Think about parents. Most moms and dads want the best for their children and know how to give them good things. The Bible asks the question, "If earthly parents know how to give good things to their children, how much more does our Heavenly Father know how to give good gifts to His children?" (See Matthew 7:11.)
What good things does the Father want to give His children? If you have a need, it is good to have it met. If you were hurting, it would be good to be healed. Healing is a good thing, and your Heavenly Father delights in giving you the gift of healing and anything else you might need.
Get a hold of this fact: God the Father doesn't love Jesus any more than He loves you. Walking in the light of that one truth will make all the difference in how you live.
Since the Father loves you as much as He loves Jesus, you never have to be afraid of life's problems. If you feel afraid or overwhelmed by life's tests and trials, grab hold of God's finger and walk on!
Romans 8:31 says, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" What can man do to a child of God whom the Father loves and protects? The Father was for His Son, Jesus, as He walked upon the earth, and He is for you too.
Some people may feel sorry for themselves if a few friends abandon them. They have a pity party and think, "No one loves me." But that's just not true. People who think this way need to get acquainted with the Father through the Word. Their Heavenly Father loves them and has promised never to leave or forsake them! (Deut. 31:6, 8; Heb. 13:5).
When you get acquainted with the Father through His Word and begin walking in what you learn about Him, you won't need to have pity parties. Your "blue days" will end because you'll know that you are not alone.
The Father is always with you, just as He was with Jesus. Therefore, you can feel secure in His love.
God loves you. He is interested in you. Take time to make your requests known to Him and wait in His presence. He will help you understand what to do and give you the answers to your problems.
As you experience the depth of the Father's love for you, doubts and fears that have plagued you in the past will vanish. As the Father loved Jesus, so He loves you. And because of the Father's great love for you, you are never alone!
Share this Post