Probably my lack of a father’s love made it a lot harder to understand the great love of my Heavenly Father. I would find myself afraid every time I failed of His judgment falling; like the hard rod I experienced as a child. But God was always so kind and gentle in His correction. I so loved Him and wanted to please Him with all my heart – but the old sinful nature was at war with my new walk. I needed to learn how to truly repent! The Father was and still is, so patient and loving with me. I have learned that this is the love of my “Abba Father”… my daddy God.
Daddy I am Hurting
Like a little child I come and pray;
Abba Father, I am hurting, please take my pain away.
I know I’ve been foolish and not the way I should
But Daddy, help me to be good.
May I crawl on Your lap and rest awhile,
So I can feel the sunshine of Your smile?
May I snuggle closer into Your sweet care,
For Your comfort and to Your encouragement share?
I need to hide awhile in safe shelter from the mighty winds that blow;
For sometimes I am uncovered, in a world that is harsh and cold.
I need to draw upon Your strength and to be reassured,
That our love is unbroken and in You I’m secure.
Chase away all the doubts and fears so they will not stay.
Thank You for being with me each and every day.
Wrap Your arms around me Lord so my confidence will increase;
As You administer to my aching soul new abiding peace.
Thank You my Lord for dwelling my heart within,
So we can always meet like this in prayer to make me strong again.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.