Father to the fatherless, defender of widows - this is God whose dwelling is holy.
One of the most painful things we as humans feel is that we do not belong. That is because we were created to belong to God. Most babies bond with their mothers within hours of birth, but all infants need to bond with mother or their caretaker within the first few weeks after birth in order to thrive emotionally and physically.
This is not possible if the mother is absent, either because of illness or emotional separation. When that happens, the child senses the absence that he or she then seeks to fill. Perhaps, even as an adult, not understanding what drives her, she will seek substitutes to fill the void, and accompanying sense of lack of well-being.
Satan may take advantage of the lack of bonding, since it may come with a lack of spiritual covering or protection for the child. As a result, an orphan spirit may be given an opening to come into the child's life. That spirit harasses the child with thoughts like, "I am not worthy to be loved. I will never belong. Everyone will reject or abandon me. I am all alone. I will never have enough."
Those thoughts cause fears, such as fear of rejection or abandonment, of intimacy, failure, never being good enough, or fear of being hurt. That fear torments the child, so that in adulthood, she may feel that, no matter how good things may seem, she will never be loved, never be good enough, will never belong, and never have enough. So she may feel the need to find something to numb the pain, or hide, run away physically or emotionally. It makes it difficult to trust God, who is the only one who can heal and restore what she needs.
Does this sound familiar to you or of someone you know? There is hope and restoration in Jesus. He took all of our pain, can break the power of every lie and fear, so that we can hear the truth and be set free. You are not an orphan!
When you believed in Jesus and surrendered control of your life to him, you were instantly adopted into a new, spiritual family. You are a child of God Most High, You have a Father who can meet ALL your needs, You will never be rejected or abandoned, You are bonded to Jesus, your Savior, who not only redeemed you from death, but also freed you from all darkness and deception. You have God, the Holy Spirit, living in you to work in you to bring healing and wholeness, Seek the freedom that is yours in Christ!
Pray with me: Father God, thank you for choosing me and adopting me into your royal family. I believe that the Holy Spirit in me now, is the power that raised Jesus from the dead, so he can restore all the good things that were lost or stolen from me.
In the authority I have in Christ, I cancel every evil assignment against me and break the power of every false belief that has kept me in bondage. I declare that I am not an orphan. I will never be abandoned or rejected by my heavenly Father. Since I am his child, he will provide all that I need. I am safe and secure in Christ. So, if any orphan spirit attached itself to me, I command it to go to the Cross of Christ and never return to me or my family line. I receive my freedom and all the healing and restoration that comes with it! Thank you, Lord. In Jesus' powerful name I pray. Amen.
Dear friend, be blessed to live in the freedom Christ died to give you. Be filled with confident hope as you experience the love of your heavenly Father and believe and receive all that is yours as his child. Rejoice and thank God for his mercy and grace! Amen.
February 15, 2020