“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are” (1 John 3:1, ESV).
Truth: You are a child of God
What does it mean to be a child of God? Think of what you long for the most right now? Security, love, healing, acceptance, provision. All of these are things that a good earthly father longs to give His daughters.
Though all around you may be unstable and uncertain, God’s plan for you is good. There is perfect security in the fact that He will never leave you nor forsake you (Deut 31:6) and that He will work all things for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28).
God has perfect love for you, the love you have longed for your whole life, the love you were made to receive. This is a sacrificial love that was demonstrated in the person of Christ and His sacrifice for us: “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). There is no greater love than this!
Consider the life and work of Jesus: the sick, the lame, the crippled, the outcasts, even the dead were brought to Jesus and He healed them. Jesus demonstrated God’s heart in that He is a healer. God does not want us to carry our burdens, heartaches and physical pains. He is a God who wants to intervene in our lives so that we can be healed and free.
There is nothing about you that God does not know. With that perfect knowledge of you, He loves you and accepts you. God’s desire is for you to be cleansed and holy, yet He understands your brokenness, sin and shame. These are the very things that Jesus came to forgive. In Jesus, you are made clean and declared righteous. You are accepted.
God is the creator of all things and all things are under His care. There is nothing He cannot do including providing for your needs. As Matthew 6:8 says, “for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” In the next chapter God the Father is compared to earthly fathers. If earthly fathers want to bless their children, how much more so will God the Father. He is Jehovah-Jireh, your provider.
Ladies, you have been called children of God. That is your hope. God the Father is your source of security, love, healing, acceptance, and provision. The call is for you to embrace all those things as God’s beloved daughters.