Reflections on the Father’s Heart

I love being a parent. In my years so far as a mum I have learned so many things about the heart of God towards us, just by my own experiences with my children.

For example, I remember a time when our family were walking in the lush rainforests near Cairns in northern Queensland. Surrounded by towering trees and that damp smell of decomposing bark and moss–hey, I could get quite distracted just thinking about the beauty of that place. Anyway, my eldest daughter was only three at the time and she was holding my hand as we walked through this magical landscape. Being little, and looking around with wide-eyed wonder at the trees, she did not see a root in the middle of the track and stumbled upon it. However, because she was holding my hand, I was able to stop her from falling over completely, holding her up firmly until she got her footing again.

Immediately it struck me–as long as we hold on to the Father’s hand, though we stumble, He will not let us fall. It is His promise, and it is trustworthy. If I, a human and fallible mother can do it for my child, how much more can and will our Father in Heaven do it for us.

The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.” [Psalm 37:23-24 NIV]

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Published in: on 22nd March, 2011 at 11:55 am  Comments (4)  
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  1. That was beautiful in both imagery and sentiment.

  2. That is my favourite psalm you quoted from Amanda. Love the illustration you used.

  3. I have little toddler for a grandson and loved the thought of my small hand in God’s almighty one, Amanda. I do wish I had time to not only read your beautiful posts but make comments!

    • Mary, I love how God uses every day life to highlight His heart towards us. Thanks for the encouragement. 🙂


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