By guest blogger Hunter Miller.
I know there are people in this world that can relate to this post, and I truly hope that it is capable of encouraging and strengthening someone's heart - today on Father's Day.
Some people's father could not be with them today, because they got locked away.
Some people's father could not be with them today, because their father passed away.
Some people's father could not be with them today, because they walked away.
Whatever the case may be, My desire is that you understand that your physical Father is not in the present as much - So that your spiritual Father can be more present in the future of your life! Through all of the events of our lives, Yahweh's desire is that we turn to Him and magnify Him for His almighty attributes. Where you find fault in your physical Father, There is support to be found in your Spiritual Father. Follow me as I explain..
Perhaps your physical Father left you at a very early age in your life.. Yahweh can use this event to grant you more time to focus on Him. Yahweh will provide peace and understanding for the questions that we all have had. The tears, anger, and pain is not required every year on Father's day. Those come when we let a depressing spirit attach to us (from the devil). The devil wants you to focus on yourself, your mistakes, your failures, your losses, and your shortcomings. The devil will send messages to your mind about could of beens, would of beens, and should of beens. In all reality, We should be filling our heads with thankful fors, praise fors, and strengthened fors.
Perhaps your physical Father left this world, leaving a void in your life on a day like today. Yahweh can provide all the attributes of a physical Father, and more, if you are willing to accept His tender touch. When your in need of a pick-me-up, He will send down a blessing of encourgament. When your going through a hard-time in life, He will be there to hold your hand and walk with you through the storm. When you need someone to hug and cry on, He will be there waiting to wrap His arms around you and cover you in His love. When you want to feel the Fatherly joy and laughter, He can give you a presence to bask in that will leave you feeling unexplainably happy.
Perhaps your physical Father went away for a while, for something he did - Placing doubts, lost memories, and voids in your heart. Yahweh can provide assurance and knowledge of the characteristics that a real Father should hold. Yahweh will protect you from all the evil in the world, through the thick of night and the light of day. He will raise you to be strong and wise through His promises. He will teach you to hold your tongue when the temptation is right in your face, and how to stand your ground when the devil knocks at your door. He will teach you how to treat a companion, with love, compassion, trust, honesty, morality, and equality. He will not hold your physical Father's mistakes against you.
In the midst of Father's Day, I ask that you do not find the negative viewpoints on today - Rather, find the positive viewpoints and seek to notice the blessings that God has sent into your life. Whether they seem small, dig deep into them and notice the real depth of Yahweh's love for your life.
Once again, I hope this note was able to strengthen and encourage you - As it is thought's that have encouraged me!