Usually on Father’s Day I would write a post celebrating my own Dad and Father-in-Law. But this year, just like on Mother’s Day, I find myself thinking about the ones for whom Father’s Day is more difficult and/or complicated.
If you’ve lost your father
..I pray that you’ll be flooded with happy memories of him today, and the Lord would bring you comfort in your sadness.
If your father is ill and/or not quite himself anymore
..I pray that you can find ways to celebrate who your father is now.
If your father was never around, or if your father mistreated you
..I pray that you can find rest in God’s perfect, father-like care for you.
If you wish you were a father but aren’t
..I pray that you’ll find a way to trust that God knows your heart.
If you are a father who has lost a child or children
..I pray for comfort and peace in your sadness.
If you are a father struggling through the difficulties of fatherhood
..I pray that you’ll experience rest, and freedom from comparison.
If Father’s Day is difficult for you for any reason
..You are not alone. Sending love and comfort.