June 30, 2020
Word of the day: 13 As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. Psalm 103:13 ESV
Discussion Board: Many children do not have fathers or a father figure in their lives. Not having a dad in your child’s development and have its downfalls. There is something about a dad’s compassion that means the world to your child, especially towards their daughter. Dads that are involved in their child’s life overall have an impact on social and emotional well-being. Children that live with their dad do better in school. That’s just a couple of things on how fathers can impact children’s life: there is more on this in the reference section. God can have the same impact on your life as an adult or a child. You may not be able to do all the physical things you can do with your earthly father, but with your heavenly father, he will never abandon you. God knows you more than your earthly father. You can receive God’s love by the holy spirit. Many people face single moms raising you; God can be an addition to the family. God will deal with your earthly father when it is time.
Prayer: Father, thank you for being a dad to many of us who didn’t have a father figure raising during our childhood. I ask when we don’t have father figures to remember that you are just as reliable as an earthly father. Thank you for your love. In Jesus’ name. Amen!
(National Fatherhood Initiative®, 2020) https://www.fatherhood.org/father-absence-statistic#:~:text=The%20Proof%20Is%20In%3A%20Father,social%20ills%20facing%20America%20today.