While Jesus walked this earth, he called God our Heavenly Father.
Psalm 91:13 MSG says,
"You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you--under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you. You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses. Yes, because God’s your refuge, the High God your very own home, Evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door. He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling. You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path."
As a Child of God trusting in our Heavenly Father is hard at times. If we come from a family that didn't have a father; or a relationship with a father that was not good; we can project that earthly father onto God and see Him in a way that is not true to HIS character. It is a normal thing to do, but it must be recognized when we do this so we can chose to see God through who He is and not who we think He is.
We must understand how people will associate with God as their Heavenly Father, the way we learn as children to associate with our earthly father. We must understand that our example may lead our children closer or farther from their Heavenly Father when we make mistakes as parents depending on how well we handle them. And we must remember when we mess us how important it is to ask for forgiveness and love the way God loves us. Because God does not expect us to be perfect parents, and neither do our children. But God does want us to teach our children who God is through His Word, and experience Him for who He is!
Is this you?
.Do you want to know God more? Do you want someone to help you do so? Do you want someone to walk alongside you who has been in your shoes? Do you feel alone? Do you want to experience the healthier and happier you?