A Father’s Struggle
You will struggle with manhood,
Without the knowledge of God.
Man was made in God’s image,
Formed from dirt or sod.
God set out a blue print.
As He formed the whole world.
He breathed in man his life,
And later sent the Word.
A father is meant to represent,
The Fatherhood of God above.
He encourages and guides,
And fills the children with his love.
Without God there is confusion.
There will be fear and strife.
He cannot nurture his children,
And guide them in their life.
A Godly man will be solid,
A rock on which they can stand.
He can be a strong foundation.
He should be a soft place to land.
He will be soft when needed,
But can be firm to direct the way.
Correcting his children when needed,
Comforting them day by day.
Clearing up their confusion,
As they learn their path in life.
A father will stand firm in prayer,
As they struggle in battles and strife.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.31 And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Man was given a blueprint to live by. He was made in the image and likeness of God. He was given dominion over everything else that He made. The only way a man can live in God’s image or likeness is to accept Jesus into their lives, so that they are walking with the Holy Spirit. They need that Holy Spirit’s power and guidance as they guide their families in this life. A father loves his children and will do all in his power to protect them from the dangers that they face. Their heart breaks if their children are struggling. When the children struggle, a father’s heart struggles. A father will be the one who will pray blessings over their children. He prays for their safety, their health and their happiness. Although he looks like a tower of strength, he struggles also and he will call upon God as an intercessor in prayer for his children.