'And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."' Romans 8:15 NIV
Whatever our experience of our earthly father is, God is the perfect Father for each one of us. He knows us intimately: 'You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me' (Psalm 139:1-5 NIV). He never leaves us to deal with anything on our own.
His love for us is unconditional: 'There is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord' (Romans 8:39 GNT). He is always looking out for us: 'God will command his angels to protect you wherever you go' (Psalm 91:11 CEV). And he has only the best planned for us: 'Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us' (Ephesians 3:20 NIV).
It therefore makes perfect sense that we trust him completely. 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight' (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV).
So what now? Listen to 'Good Good Father' by Chris Tomlin. After you've listened, thank God for being your perfect Father.
Soulfood: Matt 28:16-20 2 Cor 13:14 John 1:18 John 15:18-26,