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by David Robinson
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‘Father Answers’
The words that you are about to hear are not the words of some man; they are the tried and tested, they are anointed, and power filled words of the loving God spoken just for you, words to meet your every need.
It is a Fathers letter to a son or daughter in distress, a child who knows pain and sorrow intimately; perhaps today you are filled with fear of what the future holds, perhaps you feel like life’s not worth living, well listen to the Lord speak again and again, allow His words, his promises to heal your mind and body and make you free.

Where are you God? How can you watch what’s happening to me and not help me? I hurt so badly, and you don't even care. If you really cared you'd make it stop or let me die. I do love you, but you seem so far away. I can't hear you or feel you or see you, and they tell me I am still supposed to believe you're here?
Lord, it’s me that feels the pain.
I hear the stinging words. I live with them every day. I know you're real, God, but my pain is more real to me right now. No one understands or believes me. Lord, why won't you make it stop? Please, Lord, please! If you love me you'll heal me or let me die.

My beloved child, allow me to speak words of life to you, real life, abundant life (John 10:10) for ‘my words bring life and liberty’
You have heard much of me from many who do not really know me. Let me paint the truth on the canvas of your enquiring mind, for it’s the truth that ‘I’ speak that ‘will set you free’ (John 8:32)

I was once asked ‘what is truth’ (John 18:38) so allow me to sow my truth into your life for ‘my words are pure words, pure as silver tried in the fire’ (Psalm 12:6) indeed ‘heaven and earth shall pass away but my word abides forever’ (Luke 21:33)

I am the ‘Alpha and The Omega’ (Revelation 22:13) ‘The First and the Last’ (Revelation 22:13) I am the alpha of your every morning and the Omega of your evening. I stand and watch you when you sleep watching you breathe the air I made for you and sleeping the sleep I give you each night. ‘I watch over you for I never slumber nor sleep’ (Psalm 121:3-4) I am he that keeps you safe in the darkness.

I am the ‘God of All Flesh’ (Jeremiah 32:27) I am the one ‘created all things by the word of my mouth without my word was nothing made’ (John 1:3) ‘I am the Lord I change not’ (Malachi 3:6) I am ‘the same yesterday today and forever’ (Hebrews 13:8) as such I am utterly dependable, and reliable, my promises are in Christ amen and in him yes (2 Corinthians 1:20) no ifs, no buts, no doubts.

I am the ‘Living God’ (Jeremiah 10:10). ‘I am the Lord who gives life’ indeed ‘I came to give you life and that more abundant’ (John 10:10) I never meant you to live in pain and poverty and to be downtrodden by the world. I chose to make you as ‘kings and priests’ (Revelation 1:6)

‘I am not willing that any should perish but that all may have eternal life’ (2 Peter 3:9) through my Son Jesus Christ, to the lost ‘I am the Good Shepherd’ (John 10:11) to the sick I am still the ‘the Lord who heals you, the one who healed all who came to me and who were brought to me’ (Matthew 8:16) to the broken in heart I am still the ‘one who heals the broken hearted’ (Luke 4:18)

I am the ‘God who is near’ (Jeremiah 23:23). I am not distant and unreachable, I am always near to my creation for I did not create the world to abandon it nor did I make you (Genesis 1:26) to give you over to your enemy.

I am the ‘God of All Comfort’ (2 Corinthians 1:3) to those who mourn; ‘I blot out all your sins according to my loving kindness and tender mercies’ (Psalm 51:1) ‘I am the restorer of joy’ (Psalm 51:12) to those who have walked away from my presence.

Can you truly believe that I would call a poor sinner to myself, and then cast him out? No! My word stands forever, ‘anyone that cometh unto Me I will in no wise cast out’ (John 6:37)

I am the ‘Potter’ (Isaiah 64:8) to those who are broken and beaten down for ‘a broken and contrite spirit I will never despise’ (Psalm 51:17) I gently make them again into a ‘vessel pleasing to my own eyes’ (Jeremiah 18:4)

I am the ‘Vinedresser’ (John 15:1) who uses life’s trials to enable you to ‘produce fruit, much fruit, and fruit that remains’ (John 15:16)

‘You are my workmanship’ (Ephesians 2:10) my work of art, I create masterpieces from the broken and the humble, I choose my colours with great care for every colour on the canvas of my creation is just as important as all the others. I study and ponder over every brushstroke taking my time because you are a work of great art, a masterpiece without equal. ‘You did not choose me first, I chose you’ (John 15:16) because you are my handiwork, never allow others to paint a different picture of you for ‘you are my beloved and I am yours’ (Song of Solomon 2:16)

I am the Almighty God and give you my promise that ‘if you hear my word, believe in my Son Jesus Christ, and confess your sin; then you are saved’ (John 3:16; John 4:24; John 6:37) ‘No one can snatch you out of your my hand’ (John 10:28) for I am ‘able to save forever those who draw near to me through my Son’ (Hebrews 7:25)

When you sin you have a mediator in my Son Jesus. It is he who offered himself a sacrifice for all your sins once and for ever. (Hebrews 10:12)
Many want to bring their faith, their works, and their good deeds to me as a case for salvation. My beloved child be not so unwise, bring your sins, repent of them and ‘as far as the east is from the west thus far will I cast them from you and remember them no more’ (Psalm 103:12)

‘I am not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness neither does evil dwell with me’ (Psalm 5:4) yet I am often accused of allowing or sending sickness and evil trials upon my creation. Be assured ‘I am for you and not against you’ (Romans 8:31) ‘I know the thoughts I have toward you, thoughts to do you good and not evil to give you an expected end’ (Jeremiah 29:11)

I am a ‘God of Justice’ (Isaiah 30:18) the one who will bring perfect justice to the world. However I am also a ‘God of Forgiveness’ (Nehemiah 9:17) Men might be slow to forgive but it is my nature to forgive, indeed my desire my absolute will is to grant forgiveness to all who come to me in the name of my Son.

I am the ‘restorer of your soul; I ‘lead you in the paths of righteousness for my own names sake’ (Psalm 23:3) ‘I turn your mourning into dancing and clothe you in gladness’ (Psalm 30:11) as you trust in me. When sickness comes ask not ‘why me God’ for its source is not heavens throne, rather ‘cry unto me and I will heal you’ (Psalm 30:2)

I am your ‘hiding place’ I will ‘preserve you from trouble and surround you with songs of deliverance’ (Psalm 32:7) ‘none that trust in me shall want for any good thing’ (Psalm 34:11) ‘If you fall you will not be utterly cast down for I uphold you with my own hand’ (Psalm 37:24) for ‘underneath and round about you are my everlasting arms’

‘When you are sick and in sorrow upon your bed I will restore and heal you’ (Psalm 41:3) ‘when you are disquieted, hope in me, for I am the health of your countenance and you’re God’ (Psalm 43:5)

Remember always that ‘I am your refuge and your strength, a very present help in times of trouble’ (Psalm 46:1) ‘I am always with you even unto the end of the world’ (Matthew 28:20)

I am he that has ‘given my angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways; because you have set your love upon me I will deliver you, I will set you on high because you have known my name. When you call I will answer you. I will be with you in trouble and will deliver you and honour you. Indeed my beloved, with long life will I satisfy you and show you my salvation’ (Psalm 91:11-16)

I am your creator and more, I am your Abba Father; in all things ‘I am love’ (1 John 4:16) I will ‘turn every curse into a blessing’ (Deuteronomy 23:5) to furnish you with gladness instead of sorrow (Hebrews 1:9) to ‘give you peace’ and not turmoil (John 14:27) ‘I am your helper so fear not what man can do to you’ (Hebrews 13:6)

There has never been, nor will there ever be anyone exactly like you. You are my workmanship; (Ephesians 2:10) you are a precious and unique gift from me to the world. Never allow concerns about physical looks, intelligence, money or the growth and changes you are going through pull you down. You are made in ‘my image and in my likeness’ and in you I am well pleased (Genesis 1:26) I affirm you again as my own child, my beloved, the ‘apple of my eye’ (Deuteronomy 32:10) my own.

You ask me again, do I care? See my love for you demonstrated on Calvary’s cross, behold my wounds and bleeding side.

You ask me do I really care for you. See how long and how deep ‘they made their furrows on my back’ (Psalm 129:3) was my voice raised in anger at them? No, for ‘like a lamb before her shearers is dumb I opened not my mouth’ (Isaiah 53:7) did I not rather forgive them with my dying breath? (Luke 23:34)

You ask me what I know of your pain and your sickness. Have you never read that I myself ‘took your infirmities and carried your sicknesses? (Matthew 8:17) you say no one knows the rejection I live with; Oh my child, I too was ‘despised and rejected’ of men (Isaiah 53:3) I know ‘sorrow and am acquainted with grief (Isaiah 53:3) I was beaten, spat upon and imprisoned for loves sake. I was ‘wounded for your transgressions and bruised for your iniquities and by my stripes you are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)

I know your pain intimately, I suffered all of it so that you would not have to, call upon me today and seek me with all your heart for in me alone is the life and the liberty you long for.

You’re Abba Father (Galatians 4:6) let’s talk soon, okay?

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