Sometimes in my life I get the feeling that God is being more like a god and less like a father - like I’m getting some hard lessons minus the lovingness. This of course is not true, as God is God Our Father and is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. I know this more than ever when I look at the relationship between my son and I. I am reminded of the dynamic between Our Father’s love for us and what our perspective should be. It is a beautiful reminder of the trust I should have in Him, the simple belief that all He says is true, regardless of how I may feel at the time.
- My son trusts me. Full stop.
- He loves me, completely.
- He never doubts my motives or intentions.
- He thinks the best of me.
- He wants me whether he is feeling healthy or sick.
- He doesn’t always understand why I make him do tummy exercises, but it’s for a bigger picture that he can’t see, that is, to get him crawling and ultimately walking.
- He can ask me for anything. I want him to ask me for anything. I want him to share everything.
- I want him to feel safe and that he can always rely on me.
- I will do whatever I can to let him know that he is loved always and unconditionally.
- And because of this unconditional love, all fear and doubt is removed.
- I have his best interests at heart.
- I will always do what’s best for him. And he trusts this to be true.
- Discipline might be required but it comes from a place of love.
- I want to see him grow mentally and spiritually every day.
- I want to teach him to be humble, kind, honest, loving and quietly confident.
Isn’t this what God our Father wants for our relationship with Him?
To trust Him unwaveringly. To depend on Him 100%. To not only believe that He knows what is good for you but to believe that He is fundamentally and unshakably good, even when He is silent sometimes, even when it feels like He is somewhere else and even in the midst of being pruned. To still come to Him with the faith and heart of a child.