Our Father In Heaven

If you are a parent, then you have experienced the needs and whims of a child. Children will ask anything of their parents because they have more of a desire heart, they have little wisdom to discern what is good or bad for them.

A wise parent is able to know whether whatever his/her child is asking for will be beneficial or non beneficial, dangerous to their wellness or could have detrimental effects in the future. They know that if they grant all their child’s wishes and requests their children will never learn to work for things and will grow up entitled. No parent wishes to see their child suffer or make foolish choices in life, therefore they impart lessons to their children when they are young by saying no, letting them learn from their own mistakes and even spanking to correct them out of immense love.

Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. (KJV)

At times a parent is so hard on a child to a point they too, feel the pain but they are able to see the bigger picture and they are convinced that if they don’t remove that foolishness from the onset their child could get lost forever.

This is the nature of our Father in Heaven. He hears our prayers and requests but He knows what we need, not what we want. He knows as a Father that whatever we could be asking from Him could lead us astray. If we learn to look at God as a parent, keeping in mind that He is the source of all wisdom, we trust that He has the best for us at heart and He has something better for us than what we think we want, remember His thoughts are not like our thoughts and His ways are higher than our ways.

God loves all His children and He wants every one of His children to walk in victory not defeat. That is why at times His nature is harsh and instructive. When we do not follow His precepts He does not coerce us but let’s us go our own way until we realize on our own that we need to obey Him.

Job 42: 2 “I know that You can do all things; no plan of Yours can be thwarted.”(NIV)

Maybe you have been defying God’s call and you have been waiting for Him to answer you in the way you see best according to your own understanding, I can assure you, be ready to be stuck there a long while (this goes for me too).

God is never in a hurry, long-suffering is one of His main attributes and He will wait for you even if you decide to obey Him when you are 70 years old.

Jonah ran away from God’s call and He went through many troubles in His disobedience. All these could have been avoided had He accepted to align himself with God’s will in the first place. This is a perfect example of the suffering we inflict upon ourselves and blame God, all the while we are undergoing adversities because we don’t not follow His directives. If we learn to look at God as our Good Good Father, we will also learn to understand why some of our prayers go unanswered and trust that He is in control.


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