Who’s your daddy?
Hannah recently started her hand written daily devotions on Instagram and is ministering to her friends. Her depth of discernment at this age is phenomenal to me. However, I am Dad so maybe I am a little biased but don’t think so. 🙂
Either way, the words written in her notebook are very insightful and full of sage advice regardless of her age. She points out that when things don’t go as planned and in some cases badly, we have the tendency to say “Why me?” and that maybe God is against us rather than say “God use me”. But if God is with us and is our father that wants for us and yearns for us how can he be against us?
I believe the answer lies in the human condition by our very nature that we think we know better than God, just as our children many times think they know better than their parents. Believing that this situation has not come up prior to this point in time. Scripture used in this particular devotion was Romans 8:28 –
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
I believe it is Matt Chandler that likes to use the phrase “Who’s your daddy? and “Daddy loves you no matter what!” to help get through to his children at times when they think Dad may be against them. Times may not be going just as we in our wisdom would have them be but they are going according to the larger plan for our lives. We must have faith and ask ourselves in every circumstance just how we can be used in that moment and situation.
When times get tough
Death is one of those times when we almost always have this feeling and ultimately may question why. Having just gone through this a few months ago with a father suffering from Alzheimer’s, my questioning why was more in the realm of why did you wait so long Lord and what was the purpose of his life for several years beyond him even knowing his name? I struggled with it a lot and even going so far as asking for a peaceful passing to end his pain. There was guilt in that but it was what was on my heart.
Almost 6 months later, I can tell you that the reason for his staying on this earth for as long as he did was to get me prepared for the next step of taking care of mom and the circumstances after his passing. His timing is perfect and motives are always for our own good whether we understand or not. It is not for us to understand but to believe that our father in heaven loves us just like the father in the room does.
Being a father of two daughters, I can say I love them both beyond what they can ever comprehend. Not because of what they have done or will do in the future but only because they are. Parents can all understand that, I understand that so why then do we question our eternal parent? God is no different in this regard other than to say His love for us (His children) is exponentially more than we can comprehend.
God just use me…