What can one possibly say to someone who has seemingly lost it all? What can one man do to end a lifetime of pain being poured over time and time again on to the surface of your life? The quick and honest answer is nothing…There’s nothing I can do or say to make it all go away…and that has the power to keep me from sleep.
Difficulties are commonplace among the human existence. Their inevitability is what keeps us on our toes but then forces us to our knees when they come knocking on our door. They have the power to make one strong but more so bring out just how weak we can be. Out of all of the pain I have seen there seems to be such a one that is heavier than most. Losing a parent (through any such circumstance) or never having one to begin with leaves an incredibly deep wound upon one’s soul…Sadly, that wound never seems to heal.
Today is Father’s Day. A day where the world celebrates the impact our Father’s have had on us and a day to celebrate manhood. While many spend their days at lunch with their dad, cooking on the grill, or throwing a football in the backyard there are those who mourn. There are those who once had a semblance of a father but he walked away. There are those who had a father and he was taken too soon. There are also those who have never known the loving embrace of a man they can call “daddy”. On this day my heart screams for you. It very much aches for your heartbreak. I wish I can take it all away…
I suppose the only thing I can do for you is to be present and to listen. I may not know the depth of your pain and confusion but I know that it hurts. I cannot pretend to walk in your shoes or have even taken a step but I would be remiss if I were to finish this blog without saying this.
Where our earthly fathers have failed the heavenly Father has succeeded that much more.
My Heavenly Father loved and loves me with such an unconditional passion that He offered His son to die in my place. He gave me new life. He, as the author of creation and the sustainer of my soul, saw my sinful state and loved me regardless. He saw that there was a hole in my heart. One that could not be filled by anything in this world and He stepped into my darkness and offered to fill it. He’s offering that to you today. He knows your pain, He knows how deeply it hurts, and He knows that this world has ravaged your heart with an unrelenting hate. He is the hope in your loneliness and He is holding on to you. Take his hand and begin a relationship with Him. He loves you and wants to hold you in His arms.
I sincerely hope that this helps you or encourages you today. If not, I am sincerely sorry that you have been hurt so deeply. I ache with you and am praying for comfort in your life. Don’t give up…There is hope and His name is Jesus.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. … Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”