Thinking of God as 'Parent'

This time of the year we have holidays which honor our parents.

Parents use their experience for their children’s benefit, giving them advantages in lessons perhaps the parents didn’t learn easily. To a greater degree, God does similar...⁣⁣ using His knowledge and experience to benefit us.

“𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘶𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮. 𝘐𝘴𝘯'𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘍𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘶𝘴? 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘖𝘜𝘙 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘵, 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘶𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥. 𝘐𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵, 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘶𝘭. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘧 𝘸𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘣𝘦𝘺 𝘣𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘰 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦.” [𝘏𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘸𝘴 𝟷𝟸:𝟿-𝟷𝟷]⁣⁣

That’s the key to knowing how to best handle things and enjoy a peaceful life.

“𝘎𝘰𝘥’𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵. 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋’𝘴 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘦. 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘏𝘪𝘮 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.“ [𝟸 𝘚𝘢𝘮𝘶𝘦𝘭 𝟸𝟸:𝟹𝟷]⁣⁣

Thankfully, God doesn’t make mistakes... humans do. What God says proves true - it is not just another perspective equal to human ‘wisdom’... Some things our parents told us may be inaccurate, but attempting to prove God wrong is a hurtful waste of time. Just like a loving parent, God tries to ‘shield’ us from getting hurt by things life throws at us.⁣⁣

“𝘗𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘧𝘶𝘭; 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘺.” [𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘣𝘴 𝟷𝟼:𝟸𝟶]⁣⁣

It’s our attentiveness and trust which set the right circumstances for our success and happiness.⁣⁣

God designed life and knows the BEST way to live it.

What a great parent God is!⁣⁣