“So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.”
Matthew 7:11 (NLT)
Sometimes I get it all backwards. I come to God and ask for something and for whatever reason, I have it in my head that I am so unworthy. I end up doubting whether God would want to do anything good for me. But then I read this passage and I realize it’s not about me! It’s about God. God is love and it is His love for me that needs to be my focus. I can’t really fathom it; I can’t begin to get my head around the vastness of His love. But I do understand a father’s love. Even fathers who fail know what they should have done. Even a child whose father was abusive knows how the father should have acted. And so we try, and as imperfect as we are, we know how to give gifts to our children. Jesus used this as His illustration pointing out that if we, in all of our limitations and sinfulness, know how to do good to our children, how much more will our heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him? God loves you, He loves me and desires to give us what we need. All He wants us to do is ask. Today, rejoice in your heavenly Father’s love for you.
Father, I thank You for Your love. Forgive me when I doubt, when I let insecurities and lies lead me to a place of unbelief. Help me focus on You and Your love and rest in the fact that You feel I am intrinsically lovable. Thank You, my dear Father, for Your love.
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