If you have wounds in your life because of a less-than-perfect father, you are not alone.
Having ministered to women – and couples – for more than 30 years, I’ve heard the stories of absent fathers, abusive fathers, emotionally distant fathers, and demanding or controlling fathers, all of which can negatively impact our perception of our Heavenly Father.
What Does God the Father Mean?
In Christianity, God is known as God the Father, God our Father, and God the Father of Jesus. It is through these truths of a relationship with our creator that God is seen as father over all creation and personally to believers through grace.
Scripture says God’s ways are “perfect” (Psalm 18:30), that He is a “faithful God who does no wrong,” and is “upright and just“ (Deuteronomy 32:4). That makes Him the perfect Father you never had.
If you didn’t have a father who was approachable, loving, and had your very best in mind, God – as your Heavenly Father – is waiting to more than make up for what you never had. Let's take a look at what Scripture says about God the Father and then 10 ways we can experience God as our own Father.
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