I've encountered people from all walks of life, different cultures, rich and poor, men and women, young and old. I'm amazed, and saddened, by stories I've heard of damaged relationships with those they call “father.” The relationship between a father and child is too often a troubled one.
A myriad of reasons exist for wounded relationships; some extreme, some mundane. Whatever the reason, we all long for acceptance and love, but our relationship with our natural fathers can hinder our sense of God's love and acceptance.
Shame distorts reality, casting a dark shadow that obscures the light of God's love and acceptance. When we feel ashamed, we don't see ourselves worthy of His love or acceptance. But God sees things differently. He sent His Son to provide an all-encompassing path of reconciliation to the heart of the Father. (Read more)
This devo was originally posted on Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale's Daily Devo blog– Extravagant Love