Friday, February 3, 2012

Father's Love

Last night, all I wanted to do was curl up on my Daddy's lap and have Him hold me with His tender loving arms.  The Daddy I am referring to is not my earthly Dad, but my Heavenly Father.  I cannot say why (literally, I do not know) that was my earnest desire.  I felt distant.  I felt withdrawn.  I felt broken.

Maybe the reason for my plight was that of being a woman.  A woman torn in all different directions.  The demands of this world pressing down like a boulder.  I am still just a girl, just a little girl in need of her Father's love.

No matter how strong a woman seems to be, she still needs love.  Many women hide their need under a hard calloused shell to protect themselves due to past wounds that still desperately need healing.  The shell doesn't cause the need to be any less.  

As I sat curled up, I let Him hold me.  I let Him love and comfort me.  I need Him.  The enemy whispers don't tell them...don't let them know your weaknesses.  Is it a weakness to admit I need Him?  Or is it a strength?

Jesus, I need you.  I pray for my love for you to never grow cold.  I pray for my compassion for a lost and dying world to never run dry.  I pray for you to fill me with your love, to fill me with living water that flows from me continuously.  

The Lord has appeared of old to me saying: Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving-kindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3

I am thankful to be blessed with an earthly father and husband that do love me, but I know that is not the case for everyone.   Your Heavenly Father loves you so much.  No matter what your relationship is like with your earthly father, you have a Heavenly Father whose love is unfailing.  No matter what your relationship is like with your husband, you have a Bridegroom that rejoices over you.

If you are in need of love, I encourage you to climb up on His lap and let Him hold you with comforting arms of everlasting love.

I am going to be doing a series on Falling in Love with Jesus this month (the "love" month).   May we never forget our First Love. 


  1. Thank you Sue. I have been so lonely and I long for that encompassing love from my heavenly father. I didnt have a father and married/divorced a man who was abusive. I want to be in love with God. I believe that if I can love God ...he will send someone who will love me.

  2. Cristine, I was so moved by your comment. You and others like you are the reason I write. I am so sorry for the hurt you have endured. Cristine, I am praying for you that He will surround you with His love and that His love will be evident in your life. God did send me someone who loves me with the love of Christ and I know he will do the same for you. I love you and will be praying for you.

  3. What a powerful encouragement,am really blessed by this,also that of mother to the motherless..may God add you more wisdom and insight.

    1. Thank you for your comment. It was very meaningful to me. As I reread this post I wrote 9 years ago, it stirs my heart. I barely recognize I wrote it. I needed it as well so thank you for bringing it back to me. Blessings to you.


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