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Q:

My father was very abusive and cruel, and I admit I've never gotten over this. I know that's why I have such a hard time picturing God as a loving and kind father. But I can't help my feelings, can I?


A:

My heart goes out to you, and to every person who has suffered some type of abuse as a child. Children are a gift from God, and child abuse of any kind is a sin.

But listen: More than anyone, God’s heart goes out to you — because He loves you. He knows what you’ve gone through and He understands the inner hurts you feel. He also understands why you have such a hard time thinking of Him as a loving heavenly Father.

But that is exactly what He is! Earthly fathers aren’t perfect; some, in fact, may fail us in horrible ways. But God is perfect — and so is His love. He is everything our fathers should be — and more. The Bible says, “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion” (Psalm 116:5).

How do I know this? I know it for one overwhelming reason: God sent His only Son into the world to give His life for us. He did this so we could become part of His family and go to live with Him forever in heaven. God loves you that much! Do you want to know if God loves you? Look at Jesus Christ, for He is the final proof of God’s love for us.

Don’t be chained to the past. Instead, turn to Jesus Christ and receive Him into your heart and life today. Then thank Him every day for His great love for you — a love that will never change or fade away.

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3 Comments

  1. Trudy says:

    You are understanding the information about the execution of Jesus Christ as something that is supposed to happen caused by God within love to someone who understands to you child abuse. You are saying, “your father abused you and well God allowed his son to be tortured and executed, so use yourself within that and if you come together around something that explains it, perhaps we can understand it together”. Nothing of the scene of death occurs within the Kingdom of God and it is never understood with love. It is always understanding do something different to understand God completely to life preoccupied with areas of evil. You can understand the crucifixion correctly attached to what God was doing to cause separated souls that were emitting hatred, due to what they were understanding, to be caused to be separated from unacceptable information. God caused those souls to unite to Infinity together with Jesus Christ as a collective awareness and right now they use themselves together with infatuation going around interested in what God is doing with everyone and everything. Jesus Christ was not consciously present for anything that relates to suffering, no one ever is. This question, that God caused into your area understanding abuse to you, is to provide you with something to understand completely, so that you can use yourself to understand something from God. No one is ever aware of abuse, it is not allowed to be an experience that God will cause understanding around relatin

  2. Ronisha says says:

    May God be with our children and grandchildren.

  3. Bonney says:

    God help us