God is our Father. He is Abba.
What does "Abba" mean? Daddy. It is a Aramaic word that literally means to say to God, "My Dear Father."
Dad is a confusing term in today's culture. Many children and students feel lonely and unloved. Everyone longs for that unconditional acceptance and protection of a Dad.
No matter what has happened, we know one thing is true. God IS Abba.
Paul writes in Romans 8:15: "So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, "Abba, Father."
I have this talk often with students. Even though your earthly Dad isn't present, your Heavenly "Abba" is always present and available. It is the power of knowing that God the Father isn't light years away (even though we can feel this way). He is ever-present, all-powerful, all-knowing and is overflowing in grace and love for His children.
Have you found "Abba" as your solace of rest? Have you rested in the unfailing love of your Heavenly Daddy?
He is waiting. He loves you relentlessly. He is pursuing you. He gave His only Son Jesus to die for you to be free.
I encourage you to listen to this song. Let the words rest in your heart.