Fathers: Protect, Defend, Love and Honor


Our earthly fathers have been given a responsibility to protect, defend, love and honor their families.

However, we must realize that in the end they too are only humans with many flaws.  As a result some of us may never have that relationship or experience with them as we would have hoped to.

God is reminding us that whether or not our earthly fathers succeeded or failed in fulfilling the expectation that was put in front of them, God will always be our ultimate Father and Creator who will defend, protect, and provide for us according to our needs.

I know there is someone who needs to hear this and needs to be encouraged by it today.  We may have broken relationships with our fathers, our mothers, or live in a dysfunctional family where the love that is necessary to see from them has grown cold and harsh.

God wants to remind those of you in such circumstances that you will not lack anything as long you realize that He is your ultimate Father.  HE is the one who was here before your earthly fathers and mothers even knew you, and HE will continue to be here after them.

Don’t walk through this life regretting or punishing yourself due to what you think you’re lacking in your life.  Your ultimate Father figure whose perfect love towards you remains unchanging, is always present, and with great anticipation, is waiting for you to finally notice Him, and be delighted by Him! In Him you will not ever lack anything.

“But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You are our potter! All of us are the creation and plan of Your very own hand,”   Isaiah 64:8.

To all of the Father’s who have honored that treasured and sacred role with integrity, valor, honesty and godly wisdom, have a beautiful day!

For those that have not, it’s really a great day to get things right and in order with your children! It can change the cycle of sorrow, polarization and many painful losses!

Whichever father you did or did not have, neither can match the love of your heavenly Father.

God has a special place in His heart for orphans and those who are fatherless.  Psalm 27:10 says, “Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me. He will draw me into His loving arms.”


In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©

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” THE MESSENGER ” ~ Mary Lindow

Mary Lindow imageMary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the U.S.A and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.

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