Day Four | Thursday

Father to Fatherless


Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; He sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. But He makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

Psalm 68:5 (NLT)




God is near to the brokenhearted and hurting. No matter what you’re facing, God wants you to know He’s near. In our hurting, the enemy wants us to ask, Where is God? but the Spirit reminds us that God draws near and dwells with those who are crushed and broken from the pains of life.


Prayer Practice


Sit in the truth that God draws near to those in pain and miraculously gives them new freedom and joy. Think about how God has brought deeper freedom and joy to you.


Thank Him for His nearness!


Ask God to reveal how your earthly father has shaped how you see your heavenly Father in good and bad ways. Write them down. Ask Him to help you let go of anything negative impacting how you view God as your Father.


Give Him your disappointments. Don’t let Satan use those to make you bitter. Allow God to bring greater freedom!