God – my perfect parent

I was asked to lead our women’s Bible study this morning. So I had to think about what I could share to a group of ladies, some of whom I consider much wiser than myself. What encouragement can I, a young mommy, share with these ladies? In the throws of parenting two kids (ages 6 and 4) and fostering two more for 6 months (ages 2 and 1) and about to adopt another (age…not yet born). Then it hit me, God is my perfect parent!!! I shared some personal stories of how these different aspects of God have played out as I have imperfectly parented my own children but I’ll save those for another blog post.

1.  God is my father.
– All who believe in Jesus have become children of God – John 1:9-13
– I have been adopted into God’s family as a true heir – Romans 8:14-17

2. God disciplines me. (This was the first point I thought of. :))
– He doesn’t discipline us out of anger – Psalm 6:1-3
– He disciplines us to train us – Psalm 119:65-72
– God disciplines us because he loves us – Proverbs 3:11-12
– God forgives us when we sin – Psalm 103:8-14

3. God protects me. God comforts me in my suffering.
– God is a strong tower – Proverbs 18:10
– God comforts us to make us comforters – 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
– God carries us close to his heart – Isaiah 40:11 (someone else brought this one up)

4. God delights in me.
– God rejoices and sings over us – Zephaniah 3:17
– God takes pleasure in us – Psalm 149:4
– He rescues us because he delights in us – 2 Samuel 22:17-20 (David wrote this after being rescued from his enemies and Saul)

5. God never sleeps. (This comes to me as we anticipate having a newborn again)
– Psalm 121

And a wonderful passage of God walking beside us through hard times, protecting us, ransoming us, and calling us to him…Isaiah 43:1-7

And for your viewing pleasure…my little teachers.

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2 thoughts on “God – my perfect parent

  1. Thanks, Sarah, for all the ways that God parents us. He sets the model, and when we follow that it makes it easier for our children and others to understand why God is called “Father” and to trust him as such.

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