I heard this in my spirit during Sunday’s church service. It was Father’s Day and fathers were being celebrated. For me, Father’s Day reminds me, every year, of what I don’t have. My birth father wasn’t in my life much. He didn’t know how to be. He was young when I was born and struggling just taking care of himself, let alone children. The man my mother brought into our home when I was 10yrs old had anger issues and was abusive toward everyone. Then my husband and I were unable to have children of our own. So Father’s Day is a day I would rather skip over.
Then Sunday I heard the Holy Spirit assure me that “God has a plan.” Even with our painful moments, God has a plan. In Psalms 139:16 (NLT) You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. God was not surprised when my father left early on. He was in control when I experienced abuse at the hand of my mother’s boyfriend. I have asked God to reveal to me His love in the midst of it. I want people to see Him when I share my story.
Exodus 14:4(NLT) I have planned this in order to display my glory.
Jeremiah 29:11(NLT) For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, “They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
You may have experienced lack, neglect, pain, and hurts in your past. Maybe your mother wasn’t loving and supportive. Your father was absent, distant, or abusive. Can I encourage you? God’s love never fails and there is nothing in this world that can stop Him from loving you. If you’re having a difficult time seeing and believing it, ask Him to reveal it to you. He will give you your own revelation that you can stand on.
God has a plan for each one of us. He had a plan for David when he was running from Saul. God had told David he was to be the next king, yet David was hiding in caves for his life.
Joseph had dreamed that he would be a ruler,. Yet, his brothers sold him as a slave. He was stripped of his identity and inheritance. After being loyal to his employer he’s thrown into prison. God had a plan.
Jesus left heaven to live as a man and rescue mankind. The people He was saving killed him. He experienced separation from His Father for them. God had a plan.
Trust God’s plan for you. Give Him your hurts and disappointment. Ask Him to show you how you can glorify Him with it. God is faithful.
I would love to pray for you. Let me know what you are wanting God to reveal to you.