Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? (Matthew 6:25-27 NIV)
Over the last week or so I've been thinking about what it means, practically, for God to be a Father to us. What difference can and will this revelation and relationship make in our everyday lives?
It's all too easy to become weighed down by the burdens of life: our job, our family, financial pressures, our future or our health. Of course, these things are very real and important to us and so often they determine how we feel. However, they do not define who we are. We are sons and daughters of Almighty God, he just happens to be our Father.
Anxiety, or worry, can be very debilitating. It can wear us out and can cause more stress than we are already under.
When we let God be a Father to us we can come to him and give him the worries that we are carrying. He is always there for us, waiting and able to take our anxiety and to bring us back to the place of peace and rest. He understands our humanity and, just as any father would do, he wants to do all he can to alleviate our suffering.
There are things in life that we were never meant to carry and today I encourage you to give them to him and to allow him to be a Father to YOU.
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7 NIV)
The next Fatherheart 'A' School in the UK is in July at Cloverley Hall in Shropshire. This is an opportunity for you to experience Father's love and to know his comforting love filling your heart. All the details together with an online booking form are at http://fhmaschool.uk You are all very welcome.