A Father’s Love

a-fathers-love_thumb.jpgEven before I was born I was loved deeply and very precious to my Father. The moment He fashioned me He fell in love. He had never seen anyone so beautiful. His beloved daughter. Tears fell down His eyes as He held me, His precious daughter. He watched me grow; I made Him laugh with the silly things I’d do. My tender heart caused Him to smile. How beautiful I was in His eyes.

There was also a sharp pain in His heart as He watched me, for He also knew what was to come. He knew I would not understand what was to be apart of my life. At such a tender age it would seem that people would want to destroy me. My Father would weep for the pain and suffering I would endure. He knew He had the power to stop my suffering; a suffering that would leave me numb and lost. He understood because His Son had suffered an even greater suffering for the sins of all mankind.

My Father knew I would someday grow to understand the suffering of His Son because of what I would suffer. I would see His suffering and understand the pain and the torment He went through to no fault of His own. He knew I would see the hope, and the beauty in His suffering. His beauty would then reflect in my face.

During my suffering I would feel so alone and abandoned. I felt alone not because He was not there, but because I could not see. I was blind to the truth of Him. I did not see that He had His arms wrapped so tightly around me, loving me.

As evil took over my body tears would run down His face, He would weep loudly and painfully. His groans would be so loud that all of heaven could hear. He would feel all my pain. He would feel the tearing of my soul and the tears that would not come. “Vengeance is mine He’ll cry!” “You will not destroy her! For out of evil I will create beauty. Out of ashes I will create a garland.” “Oh my child, I will not leave you.”

As I sit on His lap tears run down His face. He knows that His precious little girl will walk through years of pain that she will not understand until she is grown. He held her tightly and whispered, “My Beloved, I love you, I will walk with you.”

 

Originally written on Quiet Reflection in 2008.

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You are Beloved

What truth are you believing today about who you are? Do you see yourself through the eyes of abuse, guilt, shame, sin or do you see your self through the eyes of God’s love?

I know sometimes it is hard. It’s hard to see the lies. You have looked in the mirror your whole life and heard the words,

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“you are unlovable”

“you are not worthy”

“you are not good enough”

“you have nothing to offer”

 

You have heard them and spoke them so many times that they sound like truth. They are words that SEEM like truth. But my dear friends they are lies. They are horrible, ugly lies that have been spoken over you.

Today acknowledge them as lies. Speak truth into those lies. Do not allow them to have one more minute of power over you.

Begin to speak truth to yourself today. Truth is found in the word of God. It can be trusted. Begin today with these truths…..

He called you BELOVED when you were not beloved. Rom 9:28

You are precious in His sight, Since you are honored and He loves you. Isaiah 43:4

You are so precious to Him that He collects your tears in a bottle. Psalms 56:8

… And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So your God will rejoice over you. Isaiah 62:5

 

Believe them. Walk in them. As a child of God you have a right to claim them and hold on to them. They are truths written for you.