Word 4U Today

GOD AS A PARENT (1)

GOD AS A PARENT (1)

We’re not likely to hear people say ‘God is my mother’. But some of the things we usually expect our mothers to do, God also does for us.

God’s care, kindness and (yep, almost motherly…) life-giving love is there for us. We’re supposed to get comfort from it, when we need it.

In Job 10, Job’s life has gone to shambles. He’s alone. He’s covered in painful sores. Most of his family is dead. Then he remembers where he came from in the first place. Job asks God where His comfort and care have gone; why has God stopped acting like the good Parent he used to know?

When we’ve lost perspective on our life because things are tough, we can turn to God like this too. He’s the Provider who has promised to keep a caring eye on us all our lives, so we can say, “God – you birthed me into this world. You saved me and promised to look after me. Where are you now? Come help me!” Job recognized that he needed this kind of perspective.

He looked back on his life and recognized that God had always been faithful, and it’s the same for us- He’s been with us since day one, and isn’t about to stop.

What now?

You know that ‘just came back after a weekend/month/semester away catch up chat that happens when you get home? Have it with God. Just spend time talking through life right now with Him. Ask Him to handle everything in your life.

Verse of the Day

“You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.” Job 10:12 NIV

Joy Ferdiz

February 12th, 2014

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