Did you know you had the best father?
Many of us might think of our parents and say we definitely have the best dad in the whole world. Sadly, there are those of us who haven’t had good fathers and our view of that role is one of disappointment or hurt.
Whether your experience with your earthly father was good or bad, when it comes to fathers, God is the absolute BEST Father in the world!
Any loving parent takes care of their kids. Their kids aren’t worried about whether or not they’ll have a roof over their heads, clothes to wear, or where their next meal is coming from. They know Dad and Mom are going to take care of them. They don’t hesitate to ask for money or things. To them, money does grow on trees, and somehow, Mom and Dad have unlimited access to a whole forest of them! They never worry or get anxious. They simply trust.
WHAT GOD WANTS FROM US
As God’s kids, He wants us to do the same thing—simply trust! Matthew 7:9-11 (CEV) says, “Who among you will give your children a stone when they ask for bread? Or give them a snake when they ask for fish? If you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him?”
Just as your children trust you to provide for their needs and aren’t anxious or worried about how it’s going to get done, you need to be confident that God, the ultimate, loving Father, will provide for ALL of your needs as well.
Side Note: God set a great example for what a parent needs to do. Here’s a quick laugh-and-learn clip that will help you be the kind of parent that helps you child succeed.
THE TAKE AWAY
Confess this: “The Lord is my shepherd. I will always have everything I need” (Psalm 23:1 ERV). I don’t have to worry or be anxious about my finances because my God will meet my every need out of His riches in the glory that is found in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 CEB).
One major area of worry and concern for many people is the area of finances. We should be trusting God for wisdom and provision for our daily needs. This laugh-and-learn resource, Family Finances: Making and Managing Money, will help you start to know what God’s promises are and how you can work with Him.