We never outgrow our need for a father’s love. We were wired to receive it! Listen closely. The words I give you are God’s. Don’t filter, resist, or deflect them. Just receive them.
My child, I want you in my new kingdom. I have swept away your offenses like the morning clouds, your sins like the morning mist. I have redeemed you. The transaction is sealed. I [God] have made my choice. I choose you to be part of my forever family.
Let these words cement in your heart a satisfying confidence that God will never let you go. Your efforts to win his affection are unnecessary. Your fears of losing his affection are needless. You can no more make him want you than you can convince him to abandon you. The adoption is irreversible. Accept your place as God’s adopted child.