Friday, March 21, 2014

Having a hard time seeing God as Father because of your past?

Years ago when I was in the military and stationed at the Pentagon, a coworker of mine shared that he had a hard time viewing God as his Father. He told me of his father who demeaned him, beat him, treated him as trash—once being literally thrown into a trash can. His emotions were severely damaged, and so his concept of a father was also damaged. I asked him to describe what he would consider a good father to be like. His description was filled with words like trusting, caring, loving, supportive, and encouraging. When I told him that he had just described God, the tears flowed down his cheeks.

If our understanding of God as Father is shaped by our past, then the father of lies will convince us that God is not our loving, caring, compassionate Father. DO NOT believe him.

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