June 19, 2022

Your Father

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“You, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from ancient times is Your name.” – Isaiah 63:16 NASB

Sadly each year, millions of fathers fail to fulfill their function in the family by abandoning their children, leaving their wives, or providing little or no support. The ripple effect spreads throughout society as generation after generation feels the impact. But every person can rejoice because we have a Heavenly Father who is absolutely faithful and dependable.

When Jesus taught us to pray, He said that we should address “Our Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9). This angered many Jews who did not have this kind of relationship with Him. They were furious because Jesus called God His Father (John 5:16-18).

Jesus told them of His intimate relationship with His Father: “I do nothing on My own, but I say these things as the Father instructed Me.” He focused on always doing “the things that are pleasing to Him” (John 8:28-29).

Even Isaiah tells us we are to think of God as our Father. The cry of Israel tells us their leaders had fallen short. Ultimately, they realized that God alone was their help. They could approach Him like a Father.

If you are a father, seek to be faithful to your calling, to be a good example, to be God’s witness. If your father is living, pray for him. Seek to encourage him. And in every situation, remember that God is with you. He is your Heavenly Father. On Him, you can depend absolutely.

 

Reflection Question: Journal about your relationships with your earthly and Heavenly Fathers.

Prayer
Father, thank You that I am Your child. Thank You for Your love for me. I trust my life to You. I rest in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Isaiah 63

Prayer
Father, thank You that I am Your child. Thank You for Your love for me. I trust my life to You. I rest in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Isaiah 63