By David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]
Many people find it difficult to think of God as a loving Father. They see Him
through eyes clouded with the pain of past experiences with an ungodly father
Thousands of Christians do not believe God loves them because their earthly
father abandoned, wounded, or grieved them so badly. I pray that this message
will speak not only to them but also to those of you who have not yet
discovered the depths of our heavenly Father’s love!
Many of us know the Scriptures and the theology behind God’s great love for
His children. Yet very few of us have learned to appropriate that love and we
are not enjoying the benefits of having it.
Listen to how God described Himself to Moses:
“The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in
goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and
transgression and sin . . .” (Exodus 34:6-7).
When we are in the midst of our trials, we forget what God has said about His
own nature. Yet, if we would only believe Him in such times, we would have
great assurance in our souls. From cover to cover, the Bible speaks to us as
God’s voice, revealing to us how tender and loving He is.
He is ready to forgive at all times. “For You, Lord, are good, and ready to
forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You” (Psalm 86:5).
He is patient with us, full of tenderness and mercy. “Great are Your tender
mercies, O Lord” (Psalm 119:156). “The Lord is gracious and full of
compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy” (Psalm 145:8).
When you go to the Lord in prayer and worship, be very careful what kind of
image of God you take into His presence! You must be fully convinced of His
love for you and believe that He is all He says He is!