The Bible describes the character of God or His attitude/disposition towards His people, including that He has a heart that is like that of a father, that is an ideal or real father’s heart (Psalm 103:8-14). And it is something that should cause great joy, assurance, encouragement and hope to those that come to God or deal with Him. There are people who come to God, either in prayer or worship, or serve Him with fear or doubt, especially when they have done something wrong. They feel guilty or condemned in their consciences and begin to feel or think that they and their prayers, worship, service, etc., will not be accepted or honoured by God. They even feel that God might harm them or give them over for destruction. This feeling about or towards God weakens such people’s faith, confidence, assurance and boldness in their relationship, prayers, worship and service with, to and for God. The same in turn hinders or robs them the benefits of relationship with God, prayers, worship and service to Him (Hebrews 11:6; l John 3:20-22). The truth or good news however, it that God has a father’s heart.
A fatherly or father’s heart is one that loves, cares and feels for the children, accommodates or bears their childishness, foolishness and other forms of immaturity and imperfections that are associated with children (spiritual or physical). It is also a heart that treats or deals with the children with understanding and according to knowledge; a heart that is willing and ready to help and attend to their needs. A father’s heart promptly reacts or responds to the call or cries of the children and pities or shows compassion towards them when they are hurting or in pains. This is the picture of the heart of God towards His children, especially they that fear Him and obey His word/voice. He sees and treats/deals with them like a real or an ideal father (Psalm 103:8-14; Malachi 3:17; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Matthew 6:8, 31-32; 1 Peter 5:6-7). More details please visit:-https://www.woodadvisor.net https://www.bythewayhealth.com http://Techgeegs.com http://Khabraindaily.com Apnewspr.com newstimeusa.com dramacooli.org
God’s fatherly heart can also be seen in His allusion to the attitude of a nursing mother towards her sucking child, when He was assuring His people, Israel of His having not forsaken them (Isaiah 49:15). Jesus used the parable of the “Prodigal Son” to illustrate God’s father-heart or fatherly heart towards us, His creatures (Luke 15:17-24). God’s pardon to David, despite the terrible evils of adultery and murder he had committed was an exemplification of His fatherly heart. His sending His only begotten son to die for the world is also a demonstration of His fatherly heart (John 3:16). His not “marking” our iniquities or not dealing with us according to same is equally a proof of His father’s or fatherly heart.
This good tiding, that God has a father’s or fatherly heart should cause people to come to and deal with God as a child would to/with a good or ideal father, without fear and doubt about rejection or non-acceptance, even when they have erred or done wrong. All they need to do is to come to Him in repentance of the error or wrong doing, asking His pardon. It should increase our love for God; improve our communication with Hun and remove the unnecessary fears, doubt and guilt with which we come to Him sometimes, which reduces or hinders our benefits of coming to Him.
This tiding that God has a father’s or fatherly heart can help build the confidence, assurance and boldness that will make us face any giants with hope of victory like David before Goliath. It will make us dare fires, lions, etc., like Daniel and the other three Hebrew children. From today, let no one come to God with fear or doubt as to whether he/she will be received, accepted or heard, no matter how we may feel, for He has a father’s heart. What a good tiding of great joy!