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God FOR the Daughters

I heard Little Big Town’s new song, and it stopped me in my tracks. I googled the lyrics to be sure I heard them correctly, and sadly, I did.

“I’ve heard of God the Son and God the Father. I’m still looking for a god for the daughters.”

Daughters, please hear me loud and clear- there’s a God for you. He’s the One true God, the great I Am, the Creator of this universe, and he’s absolutely, without a doubt FOR you. From Genesis to Revelation, we see God’s heart for all of mankind, including the daughters. Our world constantly bombards us with lies about our womanhood. It tells us nobody is for us, we’re victims, and we’re entitled to independence and to live with a “me first” attitude.

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This is the first thing we bought for our daughter! I can’t wait to teach her about how much God is FOR her!

Dear sisters in Christ, we must take everything the world tells us, and put it against Scripture. While I could never type enough words to tell all the ways God is indeed for us, I want to take a little time to do that today:

God created us in his image. We’re equal in value and worth with our male counterparts (Genesis 1:26-27). There’s many beautiful implications to being image bearers of the Creator. God breathed life into us, and we’re the pinnacle of all he created. Both genders are equally valuable in the eyes of our Father; so, yes, of course God is FOR us! He made us to be little mirrors reflecting him to the world, after all.

This isn’t a popular statement, but daughters, we’re sinners. Even just one sin separates us from a holy God. However, the holy God is also an extremely loving God, so he sent his Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins. The Gospel is the good news that each and every person can accept the free gift of grace Christ offers. We can be transformed from sinner to saved by confessing our sins and trusting in him. Daughters, this Gospel is for you. If we’re looking for a god for the daughters, let’s look no further than to the God who gave up his life for us. How much more “for” us can someone be? There’s no greater love than this, friends.

God also uses women of all kinds in his story of redemption. While God is the main character of the Bible, women are used in huge ways to weave His story together. Ruth sticks by her mother-in-law in suffering to teach us about redemption and God’s faithfulness; ultimately, her story puts her in the line of Christ. Esther boldly goes before the king to ask for God’s people to be delivered. In the gospels, Mary and Martha are very close friends with Jesus. Women are the first to arrive at the tomb to find Jesus has risen. In 1 Timothy 1:5, Paul exhorts Timothy’s mother and grandmother for their sincere faith. Finally, in Revelation, we see that ALL believers in Christ, regardless of gender, race, or social status, will be at the wedding supper of the Lamb, and that ALL people, from every tribe, tongue, and nation will bow before the Lord and worship him as King.

God knit us together in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13-18). He cares for us so deeply that we’re told to cast all of our cares on him (1 Peter 5:7). He rejoices over us with gladness and exults over us with loud singing (Zephaniah 3:17).

While society tells us we’re just a big bag of emotions, our Creator created us for more. Luke 10:27 commands us to love God with our hearts AND our minds. God created us to know him intellectually with our minds in addition to emotionally with our hearts. Commands such as the Great Commission, using our gifts for edifying the church, and loving our neighbor are for us too. Sisters, if God wasn’t for us, then I really don’t believe he’d equip us in such big ways or use us in any capacity for his kingdom. Yet he does both of these things. He’s equipped some of us to be beautifuls singers, teachers, organizers, encouragers, and more, and he’s done that for the sole purpose of us using these gifts for the increase of his kingdom. Yes, daughters, he is for us.

Romans 8:3-39 tells us God is for us, and therefore, nothing can be against us. Nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate us from the boundless love of God. God made us to be more than conquerors through him.

There are many more words I could write about how God is for us and sees us. Honestly, I don’t need any words, because God has written them all in His Word. Open the Bible, and see our incredible God who fully knows and loves us. Ultimately, God is for us because he’s for his glory. When we embrace womanhood for the glory of God and walk in a manner worthy of our Savior, we’ll do earth-shattering, mountain-moving things (just like the world is always telling us to do). But instead of those things being fleeting or in vain, they’ll be earth-shattering things for God’s glory and the increase of his kingdom. What could be better than that?!

To the daughter struggling because her earthly father isn’t loving, or because she wants a daughter of her own, or to the lonely, and to every daughter out there… God is FOR you. Seek him and you’ll find him, and you’ll find the deepest love and best relationship you’ve ever known.

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