Have you ever felt like God doesn’t want you? Have you felt like you just don’t have the faith anymore? Do you just feel down and feel like you are letting God down? Do you feel like God doesn’t love you anymore? All of these are feelings and thoughts people fight through. satan is such a jerk! He wants you to feel that you are worthless and not worthy of God, but that is not the truth!
Here is the truth…God loves you so much! He wants you to run after Him, even when times are really hard and you don’t feel it. He wants to be your comforter, protector, guide for life, and father! God sent Jesus, His only son, to die for your sins. God adopted you into His family. He looks at YOU like His own child. We are now God’s heirs.
So He decided long ago to adopt us. He adopted us as his children with all the rights children have.
He did it because of what Jesus Christ has done. It pleased God to do it.
Ephesians 1:5 (NIrV)
He is your “Abba Father” (daddy). I know it is hard for some of you to look at God like a father because the word “father” has such a negative connotation to you. I have been there, but God is not like your earthly father! He isn’t an every-other-weekend dad, not-even-there dad, or always-late dad. He is always there for you, running after you each step that you take. He is the BEST Father! For some of you, you had an amazing earthly father, and if that is you, God is even better than that!
He came to set free those who were under the authority of the law. He wanted us to be adopted as children with all the rights children have. Because you are his children, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts. He is the Holy Spirit. By his power we call God Abba. Abba means Father. So you aren’t a slave any longer. You are God’s child. Because you are his child, God gives you the rights of those who are his children.
Galatians 4:5-7 (NIrV)
Today, remember God loves you, He is not disappointed in you, and He is going to run after you. This world, situations, and life are hard, but take comfort knowing that God is your Father! He wants to walk with you through everything! Praying for you this week!