In the book of Romans, Paul says that the moment you confess Jesus is your Lord and Savior, you are adopted into God’s family, and He becomes your Father. God is no ordinary father. Your earthly father is human and sinful, which means that he has let you down in the past…and that he will likely let you down in the future.
God is perfect and good. He will never let you down. Zephaniah 3:17 describes your heavenly Father’s incredible love for you: He is with you, He delights in you, and He rejoices over you! Zephaniah says that God is also your protector and your comforter. “With his love, he will calm all your fears.”
Psalm 139 says that God has been with you since you first started growing in your mother’s womb, and that He will be with you wherever you go. You are the masterpiece of His creation, and He is your greatest supporter as you discover and live out all that He created you to be.
Picture this: a child is lying in bed fast asleep while a thunderstorm is growing in intensity as the night goes on. A sudden crash of lightning and thunder startles the child from sleep, and after a cry for help, a loving father rushes in and wraps his arms around the child. Just like that parent, God is always available to you. In His love, he will calm all your fears.
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