Go to the Father


It’s a new year! And with a new year comes the excitement of new things, but with new things sometimes the unknown brings with it a little anxiety and uncertainty. The good news is that along with the uncertainties of this world there are always many wonderful certainties that help to silence the uncertainties! And, there is no greater certainty than knowing that God is in control, and that He is the Father of those who place their faith in Christ!

In a world that sometimes leaves us confused, frustrated, and at times feeling alone, we need to have the comfort that there is someone for us. We all need hope. We all need something to strengthen us and hold us up. We all need a little assurance, and there is no assurance like knowing that the creator of the world is a Father to the Fatherless. A Father to all who will come to Him. A Father who is patient and kind. A Father who is ever present. He is love, and because of that we know that He is not a distant God, but a God who is always there when we need Him.

There are times when we feel as if God is far too big to be concerned about us, or too important to bother with our small problems. But the good news is that even though He is the omnipotent omniscient creator of everything we see and do not see, He is still the Father! Which means He will love and care for you and your needs. More than that, God is approachable! He wants you to come to Him! He wants you to pray to Him and to pour out your heart to Him! And all that come to Him He will not turn away!

Jesus said in Matthew 7,  “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” The point is not that we have a blank check to get anything we want, rather that God’s children should come to Him as the good Father who loves and takes care of His children. Jesus goes on to say, “Which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” And those who are to ask, are those who belong to Him! We have the great honor and privilege to address the creator of all that we see! And, not only do we have the privilege but we have the invitation! God does not dread when we come to Him, He longs for us to come to Him!

So in the new year that is full of both hope and the possibility for a little anxiety, go to the Father who is approachable. When things seem a little too overwhelming, go to the Father. When you feel uncertain, go to the Father. When you feel alone, go to the Father. When life is full of joy and excitement, go to the Father. When you celebrate, go to the Father. In all you do this year make sure that the one thing that is constant is that you go to the Father in all circumstances because He is both approachable and the loving Father!