Encircled In Father Comfort

Encircled In Father Comfort

The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.  Jeremiah 31:3

I pedaled harder and faster, soaking in the summer sun as it baked into my fair skin.  I rounded the corner and met the gravel road with my flesh.  Scraping, sliding, hot pain ripped through my skin.  Blood and tears.  I limped home to my Daddy.  The right side of my body embedded with gravel.  Blood soaked my shorts, tears rolled through a dusty face leaving a trail behind.

Daddy took me in his arms, sobs broke free.  Antiseptic, stinging agony, bandages, and kisses.  All better.

I long for Daddy comfort on those days when my heart bleeds and the tears flow freely.  Life gets to be too much and he’s not here to say, “Baby, it’ll be okay.  The pain will ease and the scabs will disappear.”  Nothing can compare to the healing power of a daddy’s arms encircling child grief.  Contentment, safety, peace, within two human arms.

We all long for the comfort of our father.  Every single one of us.  Even those who never experienced it growing up or those whose hearts were stomped by a broken human father.  The perfect father awaits us.  When we pray and ask for His love, He always pours it out.  Always. You will never hear, “Not right now, I’m busy”.  He doesn’t operate that way.  Always present.  Always willing.  Always ready to hug our hearts with His perfect unconditional love.

We were not an “oops” but perfectly planned.  Created in ultimate perfection by our father.  He knew us before we were formed.  Knew who we were and who we would become.  And He loved us all the time.  He loves us now and forever.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”  Jeremiah 1:5

If you would like to read more about the heart break and healing with my earthly Daddy, please visit:

Redemption of Hearts
I Need A Daddy

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  1. Another winner Melinda… Once again thank you for sharing from your heart!

  2. Oh! I’ve done that! I thought all that gravel would never come out. lol Thank you for sharing your story and reminding us how each of our experiences can remind us of God’s grace and love. 🙂

  3. Isn’t that such great news?! We always need our Father & can never ‘outgrow’ being shown love by Him. Thx for sharing!

  4. Ouch! This brings back memories of childhood falls….and my mom and dad’s loving comfort that I was blessed to have. A beautiful analogy of God’s never-failing love. Happy Fingerprint Friday ♥

  5. What a great post! I still rely on the comfort of my parents, but the comfort from my dad is so much different and deeper. I often wonder if people question our relationship when I’m having a bad day and see him in public and he gives me a bear hug.

    • Oh Heather, I would hope not! The father is the protector, so it seems natural to want that bear hug from our earthly father! Oh how I miss that!

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