Here’s the podcast link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/936544/10804489 to whatever platform you listen on and the video is below.
What’s up folks!? So this headline is probably not an easy one to read but I think every year around this time as we celebrate dads, some of us struggle with the ways our dads have hurt us or failed us and let’s face it, none of our dads are perfect. My Dad was amazing and my hero and I loved him with every fiber of my being but I’m well aware that he had his flaws. I’m also aware that I had to work through the brokenness that was between us after he left when I was 8. Our relationship stayed strong even with the distance. But not having him there in the everyday definitely left a wound that I tried to fix with things like food, alcohol and men. It was one of the things I had to address when I finally faced my demons and got into recovery. It wasn’t a “check the box” thing. It was just part of what was revealed as I started to heal and I’m so grateful we were able to work through some of the hurts before he died. I’m even more grateful that when He died, what I didn’t know was that by bringing me closer to Him the Lord was preparing me for his sudden death.
Today I don’t live with regrets around our relationship. I don’t feel like there were things unsaid, even though I didn’t get to say goodbye. I’m just grateful I know that wherever my father doesn’t fill in the gaps – my heavenly Father does.
What I want for you with this podcast is to start to address those wounds. Small, big, old, new, whatever they are – they are probably there and I do believe the Lord wants you to bring them to Him so He can heal them. I pray this week’s podcast brings you some clarity and some sense that the Lord wants what is best for you in this area of your life.
God bless you this Fathers Day weekend.
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers who’ve showed up both here and in heaven.
And to God our Heavenly Father, be the glory. Amen.
So here you go!
And now for the Show Notes —-
The Fatherhood Initiative: https://thefatherhoodinitiative.com
This wasn’t in the podcast but I saw it later and thought it was pretty good – way for you to encourage the papa bear in your life. It’s called, “Four Ways to Encourage the Papa Bear in Your Life,” and it’s from Mama Bear Apologetics.
A father to the fatherless, a defender of the widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. Psalm 68:5-6
Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Psalm 27:10