Happy Father’s Day 2023

Its Fathers Day 

I hope you have a man in your life worthy of celebrating.

A father who loves and protects you.

A husband who partners with you in life and ministry.

A spiritual leader who guides you with wisdom.

I hope your day is full of BBQs and fire pit conversations.

I hope you laugh about silly stories and old memories.


If that’s true for you, celebrate that man well today. Buy the coffee cup that says #1 Dad and spend time together.


Because the ugly truth is that many women do not have a good father figure in their life.


Broken homes lead to broken hearts,
and broken hearts lead to broken lives.


God longs to be your Good, Good Father.


  • He says, “Come to me,” in Matt. 11:28
    You may not have the dad you want, but God will be the father you need.


  • He says, “I am the father to the fatherless,” in Ps. 68:5.
    You don’t have to be an orphan to experience being fatherless. If your dad is gone or incapacitated or even derelict, God will be your Father.


  • He says, “I will be your first line of defense.” in Deuteronomy 10:18.
    Father God defends the cause of the fatherless, going before you and standing as your rear guard.


  • He says, “I will fight for you.”
    “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” Ps. 100:1 – Who better to fight your battles than our God?


  • He says, “I will give you shelter.”
    “For [your] father had forsaken you, but the Lord will take you in.” says Ps. 27:10. Slide under His mighty arm and rest in His strength.


  • He says, “I will help you.”
    “The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless…” Psalm 146:9


I hope you know and trust your dad.

If your dad is gone or you don’t have the father you want …

…a dad who will love and accept you

…who will protect and run interference for you

…who will stop what he’s doing to listen and guide you

…Remember that you do have a Father in Heaven who longs to be all those things for you.


Happy Father’s Day.

Leave me a comment below telling me about your good, good father.


Verse for today: “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” – John 14:18 ESV


Prayer: God, even the best of earthly dads will fall short of Your perfection, provision and protection. Father God, be my dad, my papa, my father and my daddy. Fill in the gaps left open by men who cannot or will not be there for us. I lean into You today and trust You to keep Your word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


  1. Kelly deneau on June 18, 2023 at 7:20 am

    Our lord is a good good father who deserves our love and worship

  2. Ruth Rottier on June 18, 2023 at 7:52 am

    I do not have a father or husband anymore but my Heavenly Father supplies ALL my needs and I am Blessed!! Appreciated all the scripture references you mentioned. Good reminders. Thanks.

    • Robyn Dykstra on June 18, 2023 at 8:04 am

      Amen to that, Ruth. Hope you have a wonderful day with Him.

  3. Sterling Dimmick on June 18, 2023 at 8:26 am

    My Dad passed away in 2014.i have a Heavenly Father and His Word now that I depend upon more than ever for guidance,, protection and wisdom. I was getting to know more my earthly father, even though he had his shortcomings when he passed. I have my shortcomings too that I’ve had to leave at the Cross of Christ.

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