|Every one of the problems in your life—weaknesses, shortcomings, personality
flaws, emotional conflict—all stem from what I call a “father fracture.”
Your relationship with your earthly father impacts every area of your life.
Whether he was good or bad, no earthly father is perfect. The way he raised
you—or didn’t raise you—results in hurts and fractures that can lead to many
problems, leaving you feeling empty and far away from God. Human love is never
enough to satisfy our hearts. Human love is never enough to heal the wounds that
each of us collect as we grow up in a fallen, sinful world. Our lives are
fractured when our earthly father is not able or willing to be everything that
we need him to be for us.
The father fracture is where dark forces of insecurity and inferiority are
fertilized and find soil to grow. Many of us learn to live with scars and
damaged souls. The cry of every human heart is for a father—a father who will
give us the confidence and affirmation, security and acceptance we long for.
We see the father fracture in people’s lives when they’re angry, mean, negative,
pessimistic, and sarcastic. We see the damage in their hearts when they’re
filled with hatred, murder, envy, jealousy, evil thoughts and desires. We see it
when they boast and strive to be superior over others because they feel inferior
in their souls.
We can see the father fracture in our own lives at times.
Do you feel insignificant, unimportant or inferior? Do you live with feelings of
rejection? Are you self-conscious—feeling that people are looking at you but not
approving? Do you lack confidence around others? Do you constantly struggle with
temptation or addictions? Does lust have a significant stronghold in your life?
Are you sometimes willing to compromise what is right just to have someone’s
love and approval?
Perhaps your relationship with God is affected by the father fracture. Maybe you
read your Bible, pray, go to church, but you still feel empty.
God wants to heal the father fracture in your life today! In that same way that
He will heal a fracture in your bones, He wants to heal the fracture in your
Your healing begins as you forgive the human father who failed you. Even
if your father is gone—just forgive him and get it out of your life. Bury the
past and look to God as your only source.
God wants you to know that He’s your Heavenly Father. He will more than
make up for whatever has been broken in your life. He will heal whatever has
been destroyed and devastated in your life. He will restore whatever has been
missing in your life. He will provide whatever your earthly father didn’t
provide for you.
Your earthly father may fail you, but your Heavenly Father will never fail
you. If you feel there may be damage in your soul from the way you were
raised, I encourage you to order your copy of my new audio series, Healing the
Father Fracture. As you meditate on God’s Word and seek Him by faith, you will
find the secret to satisfaction and purpose in your life—knowing God as your
In His Love,