‘Abba’ has you covered

‘Abba’ has you covered

I don’t know what kind of relationship you had with your dad. It may have been a good one, it may not. In varying degrees, all earthly dads come up short, but God our Father does not. He is always with us and forever for us.

On the night that Jesus was anticipating becoming sin so that by his death he might atone for all who trust in him, he was deeply distressed, troubled and overwhelmed with sorrow (Mk 14:32-34 NIV). He took his burden to the good, good Father and prayed:

“Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will” (Mk 14:35 NIV).

We should learn from this. Jesus called out to his Abba, Father. It was honest, it was raw, it was full of trust. Jesus believed that what he needed to sustain him in that troubled hour, Abba Father could and would provide.

As God’s adopted kids, our good Father in heaven has given to us the Spirit of his Son. The Spirit enables us to likewise cry out: “Abba Father” (Gal 4:6 NIV). The Spirit empowers us to trust that the Father will provide for us in the midst of our sorrow, our trouble and our distress.

Everything good is possible for our Father in heaven. Next time life is weighing heavy, turn your soul heavenward. Abba has you covered.


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