Every little girl wants to know that her daddy loves her and that he's proud of her. There's something so very special about the daddy and daughter relationship. The bond is incomparable. There's no other like it in the entire world. A daughter feels safe with her dad. Simply knowing he's there brings a sense of comfort that no one else's presence can. Daddies build confidence and encourage self-esteem. A dad can make his little girl feel like there's nothing she can't do. Dads are awesome!
Well, if an earthly father can evoke such feelings, what about our heavenly Father God?
So many women question the love God has for them. Instead of seeing Him as a loving Father, they see Him as a distant, condemning being. Someone whose love they have to earn. They constantly wrestle with thoughts that cause them to feel undeserving of His love. They don't feel good enough. They don't feel like they are doing enough to earn it. Their minds are bombarded with thoughts like, " I don't know how to please God." "I don't feel close to God." It's absolutely hard for some to even fathom the idea that such an amazing, holy and awesome God could love and accept them.
Please know that thoughts of that nature are to keep you from resting in the peace that God has already ordained for you as His daughter. Those thoughts keep you from just basking in the love He desires to lavish on you and the love He wants you to simply receive and enjoy.
Do you know that God, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, actually longs for fellowship and intimacy with you? Your Father absolutely adores you.
Nothing or no one, not even yourself, can separate you from His love.
Look at the following scriptures from the 8th chapter of Romans;
(35)Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (Romans 8:35 NLT)
(38)And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. (39)No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39 NLT)
Don't question and doubt His love because of personal tests and trials. He loves you. The very powers of hell itself cannot separate you from his love.
So, as a daughter of The Most High God, relax and release yourself to Him. Rest in His arms. There's no pressure to be perfect. He loves you. No pressure to perform. All He wants and desires is you and your heart.
You must know that you are safe with your Father God. You are His daughter, and yes, you can trust Him with your heart, and your desires.
You can even trust Him with your weaknesses and your past. All that you are, you can completely release to Him and relish in His love.
He has ordained a purpose for your life that He has thoroughly equipped you to fulfill. He's extremely proud of you. You are the apple of His eye. Please embrace this truth. You are His beloved. Your Father is right there with you, this very moment, cheering you on. Smiling and rejoicing over you every day of your life. You are His daughter. His precious one.
Prayer: Father, I release my insecurities and doubts to You. Help me to fully receive and bask in the love you have for me. Teach me this very day, how to walk in and Your love.
Written by Pastor Pamela Bell