Your Daddy Delights In You

Today, as many women spend time honoring and loving on their daddy’s, I wanted to take some time to remind you of how much your Father in heaven delights in you! I don’t know what kind of earthly father you have. Or perhaps this day brings pain because your daddy has left this earth. And for some, your earthly father was not the kind and compassionate man that he should have been.

No matter what type of emotions this day beings for you, I want you to know that you have a perfect and loving Heavenly Father who thinks the world of you.

Your Father, He knew you before you were even born.  He marked you with His love. He bought you with a price. You are His and He will never let you go.

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.” (Jeremiah 1:5a)

Your Father, He chose You before the foundations of the world. He adopted you into His Kingdom to be forever a daughter of the King of Kings.

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (Ephesians 1:5 NLT)

Your Father, He will never leave you or abandon you.  It doesn’t matter if you feel alone. Your daddy is close by. He goes before you. He walks beside you, and He protects you on every side.

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” (Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT)

Your Father, He is full of grace and compassion. It doesn’t matter your past. It doesn’t matter if you messed up today. Your daddy knows and understands your weakness.  And He forgives. And He forgets your shortcomings.

The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Psalm 145:8)

Your Father, He loves you so. He has always loved you. And He will always love you. There is nothing you could ever do to cause Him to love you any less.  He delights in You. You are the joy of His heart.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39 NLT)

Although this is a day where we honor and lavish love on our earthly fathers, I pray that today you will get a glimpse of how your Heavenly Father feels towards you. He is honored to be your Father, and so proud to call you His Daughter.

For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NLT)

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5 Responses to Your Daddy Delights In You
  1. Candi
    June 17, 2012 | 10:01 pm

    I love these verses. I love that He will never leave me.

    • Barbie
      June 18, 2012 | 1:14 am

      Me too Candi! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Laura Rath
    June 17, 2012 | 10:08 pm

    “No matter what type of emotions this day beings for you, I want you to know that you have a perfect and loving Heavenly Father who thinks the world of you.”

    You said this beautifully, Barbie. I love your post.

    In Christ,

  3. Barbie
    June 18, 2012 | 1:15 am

    Thank you Laura. I am so thankful for my perfect Father in heaven!

  4. Sarah Kate Branine
    June 18, 2012 | 5:17 pm

    beautifully said.
    thank you!