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Friday, October 18, 2013

Adopted and Cared for by a Loving Father

Is your father involved in your life?

If you don’t have a father, or if your dad isn’t an active force in your life, take heart. If you have been adopted, see how this is a picture of what Jesus does for us. Read these Bible verses. 

God is the:
  • Helper of the fatherless--Thou art the helper of the fatherless (Psalm 10:14b).
  • Father of the fatherless--A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation (Psalm 68:5).
  • Defender of the fatherless--Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy (Psalm 82:3).
  • Reliever of the fatherless--The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow  (Psalm 146:9a).
  • Preserver of fatherless children--Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me (Jeremiah 49:11).
  • One who gives mercy to the fatherless--For in thee the fatherless findeth mercy (Hosea 14:3b).

Many other Bible passages speak about God’s judgment against those who oppress the fatherless. It is very clear in Scripture that God cares for every son or daughter in this situation.

When we trust Christ to save us, we receive the “adoption of sons.” Galatians 4:4-7 explains the process like this: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Those who have been saved by trusting Jesus become adopted sons and daughters of the Lord. We have a sweet relationship with our “Abba” (Daddy, or Papa). We can go to Him at any time, with any care. He loves us and wants to meet our needs. And, we are His heirs.

It doesn’t get any better than that!


  1. A verse that helped me a lot when my parents were having "issues" was "When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up." (Psalm 27:10). It's such a comfort and blessing to know that God takes us in and loves us like a Father.

    1. That's beautiful, Barbara! Thank you for sharing. God bless you.


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