Good, Good Father

It’s amazing to notice how different characteristics of God stick out at different times in your life, isn’t it? Sometimes at the forefront of my mind, God is HEALER. Other times He is COMFORTER. Yet other times, He’s FRIEND. Of course, He’s ALL those things ALL the time, however sometimes certain characteristics are more apparent depending on what you’re walking through. These days, God has been FATHER to me.

Let me tell you… I have the GREATEST earthly father I could have ever dreamed of. He’s kind, compassionate, sensitive, caring. He looks out for the needs of others above his own. His goal in life is to be a philanthropist and be able to give out money and items to people in need. His heart is bigger than anyone I know. He loves the Lord, and that’s very obvious. He and I tend to cry every time we’re together. We have the most endearing conversations. I have no doubt in my mind how much my daddy loves me.

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I’m so incredibly thankful to have a dad like this because I know not everybody does. I’m so thankful that my view of God as Father is so beautiful, partly because I have a great example in my earthly dad.

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I’m sure you’ve heard this awesome new worship song, “Good, Good Father.” You guys know by now that I love music, so I’ve got to share these lyrics with you. You should look up the song and read the words as it is sung. They are beautiful and endearing. Draw close to your Father in these moments.

Oh, I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like

But I’ve heard the tender whisper of love in the dead of night

And you tell me that you’re pleased

And that I’m never alone

 

You’re a Good, Good Father

It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are

And I’m loved by you

It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am

 

Oh, and I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide

But I know we’re all searching

For answers only you provide

Cause you know just what we need

Before we say a word

 

You’re a Good, Good Father

It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are

And I’m loved by you

It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am

 

Cause you are perfect in all of your ways

You are perfect in all of your ways

You are perfect in all of your ways to us

 

Oh, it’s love so undeniable

I, I can hardly speak

Peace so unexplainable

I, I can hardly think

As you call me deeper still

Into love, love, love

As you listen, doesn’t that grip your heart? Worship Him as Father. Thank Him for being your Father. Let me remind you of something amazing. Even if you don’t have a great example of an earthly father, God is STILL your Father. He is still amazing and good and beautiful. It may take a little more time to get that clear picture, but I pray you’re able to see Him as the good, good Father He is. After all, Psalm 68:5 says this about Him,

“Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.”

He truly is Father to the fatherless. We can rest in His goodness and in His love for us. One of my favorite verses is Zephaniah 3:17,

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”

That to me screams FATHER. Thank you, Father!

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