Thinking about Whose Child I am

waterfall, Virginia waterfall, forest waterfallToday I have been thinking about the coming Father’s Day this weekend…and thinking about the day the Lord God adopted me into His family as His child. Sometimes we go through trials in our lives that may  leave us wondering and questioning His love for us.

This morning as I read a familiar passage in a different translation (The Message) it reminded me of the significance of allowing difficult situations to drive us toward the Father rather than away from Him.

“Distress that drives us to God does that. It turns us around. It gets us back in the way of salvation. We never regret that kind of pain. But those who let distress drive them away from God are full of regrets, end up on a deathbed of regrets. And now, isn’t it wonderful all the ways in which this distress has goaded you closer to God? You’re more alive, more concerned, more sensitive, more reverent, more human, more passionate, more responsible. Looked at from any angle, you’ve come out of this with purity of heart.” (2 Corinthians 7:10-12, The Message).

The quote on the picture comes from my book Three Days at Sea, and says:

“There have been many times I have struggled with trusting the Father’s timing, purpose, and plan. Some days all hopes, all dreams seem impossible, improbable, not worth hoping for anymore. Yet, the Lord is constantly faithful at restoring my hope and trust in Him as a true and faithful and loving Father.”woman holding cross, child reaching cross, cross held high, trust Jesus

Happy Father’s Day to my Abba, Father!

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See also:

Fathers and Firebirds (a daddy daughter thing)

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God’s timing is always the right timing! Even the placement of a book in your hands at just the right time and place in your life! See–

http://writingsistersblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/from-our-reading-journals-mark-batterson/

And, oftentimes God’s timing has something to do with Creating Space for Him to Move.

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Three Days at Sea (Kindle edition)

Three Days at Sea (paperback)

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