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Happy Heavenly Father's Day, Lord!


Posted by Stephanie Griffin, June 12, 2024

With the ladies of Touching Hearts, I recently read an amazing book called, The Attributes of God by A.W. Tozer. It reset my all-too-small views of my Heavenly Father, and helped me realize I will never humanly comprehend the magnificence of Him in this life. However, it helped me find the pathway to rediscover the heart of my Father.  

To search deeper, I took a week away in the mountains to continue the study of God’s attributes. As the world around me grew quiet, I leaned in. For some reason, I was apprehensive. I was pretty sure it was the enemy’s lies telling me I wasn’t good enough, pure enough, anything “enough”. As I cast these words off with scripture, God met me in my frailty, and my confidence in Him grew.  

If I believed He was the Perfect Father, why didn’t I always follow in this trust walk with Him? 

Well, I think it’s because I get distracted. I put other “little” gods in front of Him, or I allow myself to get overly busy, and this is when I become self-dependent again. However, as I rediscovered Him and His perfectness, I began to experience God’s love as it engulfed me. I began to trust Him more. Ephesians 3:18-21 tells us when we trust Him more, we will yearn for Him more. Yes, God is contagious! 

It reminded me of my grandson, Cade. Recently, he began to walk. But, as Cade started this new journey, he would wobbly teeter toward his father and look questionably for some sign that he would succeed. Each time Cade walked, he grew in confidence with himself and his father. He grew in that trust and adoration because his father caught him every time he almost fell. 

God tells us in Psalm 100:5, "The LORD is good; His love is eternal, and His faithfulness lasts forever." So, what is my heavenly Father’s track record? It’s perfect. In Colossians 2:6, “Just as you trusted God to save you, trust Him for each day’s problems.” In other words, live in vital union with God.

The more we trust, the more we learn to love God and His Sovereignty. In that trust walk, my self-reliance diminished. I am willing to pray, “Lord, I would rather not see it work at all than to have it work because of what I did.”  

There is a song by Tenth Avenue North, called “Control”. The lyrics are:

God, you don’t need me but somehow you want me,

Oh, how you love me and somehow that frees me, 

to open my hands up and give you control

To take my hands off of my life in the way it should go.

But, sometimes my faith feels thin

Like the night will never end.

Oh, will you catch every tear,

Or will you just leave me here?

I have this hope in the depth of my soul.

In the flood or the fire You are with me and you won’t let go.

Oh you want me, somehow you want me.

The King of Heaven wants me,

So this world has lost its grip on me.

I’ll be by your side wherever you fall

In the dead of the night whenever you call

And please don’t fight these hands that are holding you.

God’s hands are holding you

Here in my side whenever you fall

In the dead of night whenever you call

Please don’t fight these hands that are holding you

My hands are holding you 

God, You don’t need me but somehow you want me

Oh how you love me somehow it frees me 

To open my hands and give you control

I give you control!

What assurance WILL WE have if we walk toward our Father? 

You might have had a nearly wonderful earthly father, or maybe he was far from that. Either way, you do have a perfect Heavenly Father. We can all accept His adoption! We can know our Heavenly Father loves us because He sent His only Son for you and me. (John 3:16) He is a perfect, loving Father who calls us His masterpiece. Ephesians 2:10  says, “My life continues to change when I stop looking at salvation as a hoop to jump through and instead realize it is an adoption to accept. God says to us, “Oh, my daughter, what a sweet gift I’ve given you. Give yourself grace to take what I have freely given.”

Happy Father’s Day, Lord! You truly deserve all the Glory!

Welcome Stephanie Griffin, our Deeper Still Guest Writer this week. Stephanie is one of the editors of our blog and is an active part of Touching Hearts. She has a servant’s heart and shares her many gifts with others. What a blessing to hear from her heart this week.


Jun 12

Thank you Stepanie for reminding us of how absolutely awesome our God is! Even when it may not look like it , in the moment, He is always faithful and trustworthy!! His attributes never change. They are immutable! Thank you for blessing us with your blog. Lynn Gunter


Jun 12

That study is still fresh on my mind. But I still need reminders of how big God is. He's so big He can hold the Universe in his hands. And yet, he can also wrap his arms around me and hug me to reassure He is still there and He loves me!!!

Thanks for sharing how God has impacted you through studying about Him.

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