This is going to sound a bit strange to some of you, but have you ever pictured God like a big floating head in outer space? Well, I never did until I heard a preacher refer to him this way, as an illustration in a sermon, and now I can totally see it!
When I think about God, I may never think of him in this manner; however, I do tend to treat him like a big floating head that’s incapable of doing all the things He promises to do.
Too often I get so busy that my relationship with Him suffers and I begin to forget He’s my father, not a floating head. He longs to be my comfort and peace in times of trouble; He wants to be my shoulder to lean on when hurt and heartache comes my way. He wants to be a source of strength in my weakness, but when I view Him as a floating head rather than my Father I struggle to believe he’s capable.
This past week, my oldest experienced his first broken heart over a relationship. It was so sad for me to see how heartbroken he was. If I could fix it for him, I certainly would have, but unfortunately, I don’t have super relationship powers. What I do have however are arms full of comfort and words of encouragement. And as I sat there holding my not so little boy, God reminded me that He wants to be there for His people like I was for Wyatt. He’s a Father who cares about His children.
I understand there are some of you who may say, ‘If He’s anything like my father, I don’t need him’. And I know that’s real for some of you. Some of you have never known the love of a father, or a mother, for that matter. But chances are you’ve longed for a love like that in your life. Now is your chance. Now is the perfect time to let God, father you. He isn’t some big, incapable floating head in outer space; He is an everyday, ever-present help in times of trouble, and He’s in all things good as well.
If you’ve never experienced a relationship with God, don’t wait another minute. Allow Him and His son Jesus access to every part of you – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Nothing you’ve done will scare him away, Jesus has already paid the price for you and your mistakes. All you need to do is accept the forgiveness He graciously offers, and you’ll gain the Father you’ve always wanted.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1