When I was in my teens my father was not around. He walked out on the family and I didn’t take it very well! I was hurt and I was angry, I wanted nothing to do with him! During this time of growing up I really needed the guidance that only a father could give, but I did not have that option. I would have to turn to my mother, and my fear was that she wouldn’t be able to help me. I would keep my concerns bottled up inside, and all that would do is create a rebellious teen, that would resort to smoking, drinking, and experimenting with drugs to overcome! And all that got him was a missed education, trouble with the law and regrets till this day! As humans it’s only natural to want a father figure in our lives, someone who can teach us and guide us through the steps of life. Someone who has been there! Done that! Someone who has already walked in our footsteps, someone who we can trust, and share all our cares with no matter what!
Our Father in Heaven can do just that! He can teach you, He can guide you, He will never leave you, nor forsake you! Look to Jesus! Put your trust in Him! He has been there! He has done that! He has walked in our shoes! He was tempted as we are tempted, and he overcame! He resisted the devil and the obstacles that were put before Him! He can help you do the same! Bring all your cares and concerns to The Lord, for He is indeed mighty in power and no matter what you may be going through, no matter how big or how small the issue, He will understand! He will get you through it! But you need to reach out to Him; you need to let Him into your heart! Cry out to The Lord and ask Him in! The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. (Psalms 145:18 NKJV) Be truthful to The Lord! If you have un-forgiven sin in your life that you haven’t given up to Him, it will hinder you! Give it to The Lord! Ask Him to help you get rid of it! Ask him to help you overcome the obstacles that are before you! Let Jesus lead you and guide you through the steps of life!
Pray a prayer like this…
Heavenly Father I need your help! I need you today! You know what’s on my heart, You know my desires. I give this [insert sin issue here] up to You; help me to get rid of it! I’m sorry for not bringing it to you sooner. I am a sinner, I ask for your forgiveness. I repent and want to thank you for Your mercy, thank you for Your kindness, thank you for Your love, thank you for all your great gifts! Father I have this [insert care or concern here] please help me get through it, help me to overcome! Father I want Your will be done, not mine! Help me to see the bigger picture, help me to live this life with no worries! Help me to live this life in truth, help me to reach Your Heavenly goals! Teach me and guide me through the steps of life! In Jesus’ name I pray, amen!
Craig L Bradshaw Jr – August 6, 2013