“A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.” Psalms 68 vs 5.
My sisters and I are now orphans, it became official when our mother died in 2012. My father would have gone on years before. The loss of your parents or a parent (especially if you had a good relationship with them) can be devastating, and though it’s not an easy ordeal to overcome, we can find comfort in the word of God and rest in his promises. In some cases, the fathers are still alive, but they have abandoned their children. There is no definite reason why some fathers chose to neglect their children, but this has been going on for decades now and it seems as if there is no stopping. Fathers just opt and leave, or they don’t take responsibility for their children. But God in his infinite mercy has made provision for you through his word and you can depend on him to see you through. The Bible says, “when my father and mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me.” (Psalms 27 vs 10). I believe that there is a special place in God’s heart for the fatherless, and widows. Why? because men were created to be the head of their household, and they represent the same order as Christ is to the Church. When our earthly father is absent or dies, we lost our covering, and security. So, God sees it fit to take on that role to himself.
The Bible has given instructions regarding how the fatherless and widows (who are widows indeed) should be treated. For example, Proverbs 23 vs 10-11 says, that one should not enter into the fields of the fatherless, (which means do not oppress the fatherless), for their Redeemer (God) is mighty and he will plead their cause against you. Isaiah 10 vs 1 -2 talks about the unrighteous decrees of widows becoming prey and the robbing of the fatherless. And Psalms 146 vs 9 says, “The Lord preserveth the strangers, he relieveth the fatherless and widow, but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.” If you are fatherless or you are a widow get to know your heavenly father because he cares for you. He wants you to trust him for your physical needs and your spiritual needs all together. He is your helper (Psalms 10 vs 14) and he will provide for you. The church should do their part in making sure that widows are taken care of, according to 1st Timothy 5 vs 3, that says we should honor widows that are widows indeed. And verse 5 says, widows who are desolate (with no relative or children to rely on) should trust in God and continue in supplications and prayer night and day. This is an intimate bond between you and God, you are never alone, because he is with you all the way. Please talk to him today.
Let us pray: Lord please forgive me of my sins today. Thank you for your word. Lord you are the caregiver of widows and fatherless children. As we rely on you today for strength and your daily provision, we are confident that all our needs are met in Jesus name. Amen. Until next time. God bless you.
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