The Model Parent

O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.

– Psalm 139:1-3

I love the Lord! I love how my faith in Him continues to grow; how I daily discover new aspects of who He is- how He is able to send instant comfort when needed even in anxiety ridden moments; how He is also able to send instant conviction regarding my thoughts, words, or actions; how He answers when I call!

Terrible thoughts used to come into my mind but now when they even give a hint of appearing the Lord blocks them for me- something that is difficult to explain but is so wonderful and grace-filled! Perverse imagery, for example, is blocked and the Lord will NOT allow it to materialize even if I consciously attempt to bring it up! I can’t even do that though for fear of disappointing my Father in Heaven!

Isn’t that one of the major things that “kept us in line” as children? Fear of disappointing our parents? Fear of punishment? A loving relationship of trust, respect, and, mostly, love!
Our parents are human though, as are we, and they will inevitably disappoint us, maybe betray our trust, and/or say/do something that is unloving towards us at some point in our life’s.

That is something that will NEVER happen with our Heavenly Father! He is the model parent, the perfect Father, our Holy righteous creator! In Him we can trust! We might take His actions towards us wrongly- we may blame Him for things that occur in our lives- but let us remember that EVERY thing that He allows, whether perceived as good or bad, He can- and WILL, if we surrender to Him- use to and for our GOOD! He always has our best interest at heart! He is faithful to save- never steering us wrong- never betraying our trust- never unloving!


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