Happy Father's Day.
I think it is amazing when dads know their children so well. The kid could blabber something like “hujflfo isoufhdp jsbsuofl hbskkcl ahscyhb” and a good dad knows what he said and responds, “No, you cannot have chocolate. Your mother is making dinner right now.”
Great dads have a way of saving their children from heartache and pain when they give good advice. But children have a tendency to disobey and not listen. They go about things their own way until they have to come back to Dad with a scraped knee or hurt feelings to see if he has any answers that can fix their problems.
This happens over and over as we grow older, too. Yet, even when we make the same mistake over and over, God still forgives us if we sincerely repent and try to do better. The simplicity of that is mind-boggling to me. We don’t often treat our fellow man like that. Especially for the same transgressions. I am so glad that the good Father God does not punish me as my sins deserve.
God just simply understand us. His Bible lessons are so simple. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding (Proverbs: 3:5). Don’t complicate it. On those nights when we cry hard because we are so distressed or in so much pain and it hurts so bad that we are mumbling incoherent sentences through our cries and moans, our Father in heaven knows exactly what we mean and he is there for us.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for not overwhelming us and for just keeping things simple. Thank you for wisdom and knowledge. Help us to gain more as we learn from our mistakes. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Go Deeper — Write “I AM HERE. I UNDERSTAND.” on a piece of paper and then put it in your wallet, dresser drawer, on the car visor, or on your bathroom mirror — some place you will see it often to remind you that God is there for you.
Read Further — The acronymn “LEAN ON GOD” is a great one. Read what it stands for.
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