What is the Father’s Blessing?
Everyone has a sincere desire to hear their father’s words of approval; every child wants to know that they are worthy and loved by their father. Fathers who are absent—physically or emotionally—have left a gaping hole in the fabric of our society.
I know the pain of abandonment. I know the sting of rejection. When I was about 4 years old, my father left my mother to raise three children by herself. My father ran off to chase the all-elusive dragon down the bottle and up the skirt of anything that would look his way.
I was angry and ashamed.
The cruel feelings of emptiness can still haunt the shadows of my mind even today if I do not cast them down and take control over them.
I want to stand in the gap for your father and speak a father’s blessing over you. I am sorry for the harsh words spoken to you that cut to the depths of your soul. I am sorry for words that were never spoken to you that could have affirmed and encouraged you. I am sorry you were wounded.
You are worthy to be loved and blessed. You are not worthless, not good for nothing. You can be set free from the bondage of all the harsh words and curses that were spoken to you, or over you, just the same way I did.
Your worth is not based on what other people say or think about you. It does not matter if they love or hate you, your true worth and freedom comes from God, the real Father—the one who formed you before the world began. He says you are priceless. He says your value cannot be measured.
The Father’s blessing is a benediction spoken over you to affirm your value, acknowledge your worth, invoke favor and protection, and encourage you in your identity. If you have never had a father speak these kinds of words over you, I invite you to take the time to read the blessing or listen to the video and receive these words of encouragement from my heart to your heart. You are worthy to be loved.
I love you,