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6 Powerful Verses to Remind Us of the Father's Love

7 Feb
6 Powerful Verses to Remind Us of the Father's Love

Growing up in a fatherless home, where a father is absent physically or emotionally, can leave its mark on a family. According to the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau, 19.7 million children live without a father in the home - that is more than one in four. Statistics say this can have a negative effect on society as more children are likely to have behavioral problems, abuse drugs and alcohol, face abuse and neglect, and have a greater likelihood of dropping out of high school and ending up in prison.

As someone who grew up without ever knowing my biological father, as well as witnessing fathers who put their families at risk through alcohol and domestic abuse, I have experienced firsthand what an absent father can do to a family. But as a follower of Jesus, I have seen and experienced the transforming love of God who is a father to the fatherless (Psalm 68:5). Knowing God as Father has been a personal comfort and strength for me growing up. Here are six powerful verses on the Father’s love that are worth reflecting on:

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