Years ago, I was attending a worship conference and heard Brian Doerksen share his testimony about being a father to one of his sons who has a rare condition where he cannot speak. He recalled crying out to God to give him insight as to what his son might be feeling, out of his desire to connect with his son. Out of that season he wrote the song, “Father, I Want You To Hold Me.”
Now Covid-19 may not seem to relate to that story, but when it impacted me with the loss of my work, the loss of finances, the loss of freedom to step outside? All my heart could cry out was Father, I want You to hold me!
Often when a crisis hits, we are acutely aware of our need for Jesus and the freedom He brings, and Holy Spirit with the wisdom He gives, but we often initially forget we have a Father who is not only intimately aware of us, but longing to walk with us through any trial we may be facing.
This Father’s day, may we take comfort from these 10 truths about how our Father loves us, and ask Him to make them come alive to us as we draw close to Him. Just as we all know good fathers who care for their children, so much more so does God long to father us, to carry us when we feel we cannot go one more step from weariness or grief. He is waiting patiently and intently, just as the father waited for his son to return home, to restore us to our true inheritance as His children!
May He meet you right where you are at, friend, and may you deeply know Him as your Father.
Submitted by Karla Lees
Karla is a curly haired bespectacled gal who fell in love with both words and music at a very young age. Coming to know the Lord as a young adult, she dove into studying the Word at Tyndale University College before marrying her husband. Mom of two adult children and two young cats, Karla works in administration and social media. You can most often find her singing, reading, at coffee or tea with friends, walking, mentoring, or blogging over at karlalees.com.