When you smile, I’m the richest man I know.
I think that adaptation and evolution within a species is more than scientifically sound, and I also believe that God created each species separately and intricately.
The process of forgiveness is a rough path, and comes with confronting and facing things you never want to face. I had to do the same with my uncle, so I’ll just tell you what I know.
I think it’s important to come to terms with the fact that there’s nothing you can do to get that time back. Those years can’t be replaced or made up for, even if he tries… or doesn’t. And you need to realize that you don’t need that time back in order to forgive him. You might have to do this without ever hearing an apology or seeing him reconcile, and you need to be willing to forgive even then.
The beautiful thing is, you are not dependent on your earthly father. You have a Heavenly father that will take care of you above and beyond anything a mere man could do. My dad is a pastor and is a wonderful dad, but even I had to accept that he doesn’t father me perfectly.
Dads will never be perfect, and no matter where they fall on the scale, it all comes down to extending grace. We’re not capable of this sort of insane grace on our own, but the Holy Spirit in you is more than capable. Begin to pray what you want to believe. And by faith, the Spirit in you begins to work and restore.
Something like “Lord I don’t want to be poisoned by bitterness. Help me keep my heart open, and help me release my father from a dark place in my heart. You fulfill everything that he didn’t and can’t, so help me to see him the way You see him.”
Obviously it doesn’t have to look like that, but prayer by faith begins restoration.
Literally today it’s 45 degrees and tomorrow we’re supposed to get 6-10 inches of snow and then a day later it’s 45 again.
Over & Over | Smallpools
I wanna call you mine
And never let you down
How Come Your Arms Are Not Around Me- City and Colour