All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
For the sake of your name, Lord,
forgive my iniquity, though it is great. Psalm 25:10-11
More than a few reading this devotional grew up with a stern, firm-handed parent (normally a father but not always). Some have the emotional and physical scars to prove it. You read verses like this and are genuinely puzzled by the love and faithfulness of the authority figure. It wasn’t your experience at all. Or equally as significant, your father or mother wasn’t there for you.
You’ve long since dealt with the pain but it comes back every now and then.
Know this: you have a loving and faithful Heavenly Father who always always always has your best interest at heart. He doesn’t do things willy nilly or on a whim. He’s not so elusive that you can’t call out to him. In fact, He wants us to do just that.
He waits patiently for us. Sometimes we’ll confess our sins as in verse 11, and other times we’ll just wait.