I want you to know how very much you are loved.
I know you’ve been searching your entire life for love and acceptance.
I want to stand in the gap and ask your forgiveness on behalf of the man who failed you.
You see, he’s just a man. Perhaps he knew better. Perhaps he tried his best. Perhaps he didn’t care at all.
This man, this broken man, He was supposed to care for your heart, nurture and protect you.
Instead, he let you down. He hurt you, wounded you beyond repair, abandoned you and made you feel unloved.
I cannot take the pain away. I cannot remove the hurt that haunts you at night.
But there is another who loves you with an everlasting love.
This One, He will never hurt you, never abandon you, never fail you and never take His eyes off of you.
He weeps with you, catches your tears in the palm of His hands and places them in a bottle.
He is well acquainted with your grief, for He was there when you felt all hope was gone.
You may have felt alone all of your life, without the love of a father. Oh, he may have been there, but perhaps unwilling or unable to love you as you should have been loved.
Will you find it in your heart to forgive that earthly man for not being there for you, for hurting you, for abandoning you, for not caring for your heart?
Your earthly father may have hurt you. He may have failed you. He may have caused you to believe that you were unlovable, unwanted, worthless.
Will you look up today, my precious one, into the eyes of your Father in Heaven?
To the One who will never take His eyes off of you, who will never fail you, who will always love you!
He is Father to the Fatherless.
You are not abandoned.
You are cherished.
You are not tossed aside.
You are treasured.
You are not unwanted.
You are chosen.
You are not unloveable.
You are His delight!
Lift your eyes, oh Daughter of God, and begin to walk in your true identity as a chosen, desired and loved child of the King of Kings.
Father to the fatherless, defender of widows–this is God, whose dwelling is holy. (Psalm 68:5)