If you don’t want to take the time to watch this three minute video, below is a paraphrased transcript. I thought you might like to have Priscilla’s answer to her own question.
I added my own comments below the transcript.
“When you feel like you can’t handle the task at hand; and you ask yourself, Girl, who’s your daddy’s?. . ., And what if, when you got a good look at your God, remembering who He is and that you belong to Him, listen, I think until the Lord stops me from taking platforms and ministering to women, I will say this until the day I die, reminding myself as I do when I am quietly alone and I look myself in the mirror and say, Girl who’s your daddy?; you know what I tell myself, I tell myself… ”
“He is the First and the Last. The Beginning and the End. He’s the Keeper of creation and the Creator of all. He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all time. He always was, always is and always will be unmoved, unchanged, undefeated, and never undone. He was bruised but brought healing. He was pierced but eased pain. He was persecuted but brought freedom. He was dead and brings life, risen to bring power, and He reigns to bring peace.”
“The world can’t understand Him. Armies can’t defeat Him. Schools can’t explain Him. And leaders, they can’t ignore Him. Herod couldn’t kill Him. Nero couldn’t crush Him. The new age cannot replace Him. And Oprah cannot explain Him away!”
“You remind yourself that He is Light, He is Love, He is Longevity, and He is the Lord.”
“He is goodness and kindness and faithfulness and He is God.”
“He is Holy and Righteous and powerful and pure.”
“His ways are right, His Word eternal, His will unchanging and His mind is on us.”
“He’s our Savior, our guide, our peace, our joy, our comfort, our Lord and He rules our lives!”
“I serve Him because His bond is love, His yoke is easy, His burden is light and His goal for us is abundant life.”
“I follow Him because He’s the Wisdom of the wise, the Power of the powerful, the Ancient of days, the Ruler of rulers, the Leader of all leaders.”
“His goal is a relationship with me.”
“He’ll never leave you, never forsake you, never mislead you, never forget you, never overlook you, and never cancel your appointment in His appointment book.”
“When you fall He’ll lift you up. When you fail He’ll forgive you. When you’re weak He’s strong, when you’re lost He’s your way, when you’re afraid He’s your courage, when you stumble He will steady you, when you’re hurt He’s going to heal you. When you’re broken He will mend you. When you’re blind He will lead you. When you’re hungry He will feed you. When you face trials He’s with you.”
“When I face persecution He shields me. When I face problems He will comfort me. When I face loss He will provide for me. And when we face death He will carry us all home to meet Him.”
“is everything, for everybody, everywhere, every time and in every way.”
“He is your God and that, Sisters, is who you belong to.”
I don’t know about you, but every morning when I crawl out of bed, I know I can’t handle the task at hand. But, I do know,… I do know that I can trust in the One who is able…
the thing is…
I don’t want to.
Or more accurately, I don’t want to have to, or need to, trust in Him for the task at hand.
I don’t want to go where my life is leading…
I just don’t want to go there.
And, given my history—given the prognosis that lies ahead for my daughter, can you blame me? Can you really think that all I’m doing is throwing the longest lasting pity party known to man?
If that’s what you think…
it’s not personal to you.
Try to imagine living with my daily reality—not the deaths of my three kids—not the progressive disease that is destroying my surviving child’s body—No, not that. Put your children’s faces on those bodies. Imagine you are really living my daily life.
you still think I’m throwing a pity party, then, please, keep your criticism and judgement to yourself. Because…
I need to…
Who My Daddy Is.
That doesn’t make what’s coming my way okay.
Not at all.
It makes it bearable…
most of the time.
I need Priscilla Shirer’s answer. I need her words. I need the reminder of exactly who my Daddy is.
Maybe you need her words too…
Who’s Your Daddy? by Priscilla Shirer
Taken from the DVD Bible Study Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed. A Study of David. Video Session 1. By Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore and Kay Arthur.
September 1, 2016 at 11:50 am
Hi Janet, I read and appreciate your comment on my son’s web site. I am 348 days without him and the calendar has turned to his death month. I hear your words and I ache for your past pain, current hardships, and future possibility of losing another child. I confess, I don’t know what to do with you. Much like the story of John the Baptist (the one chosen specifically by God to be born and carry out the mission of preparing the way for Christ, but ultimately suffers doubts and fears in prison and eventually loses his head over the whimsy of an evil woman), I don’t know what to make of it. Even in Job’s story, God restored what he lost fully and then some, which kind of makes a little sense. But for you to lose three children and then have to live with the prospect of losing another? And yet, you continue to praise His name and trust Him. It is too lofty for me to grasp, so I will call it supernatural. And I will do what I have come to know as my only choice in this world where we wait and moan with all creation for His return, I will pray, “Come quickly, Lord Jesus!” Maybe He will come soon, maybe He won’t. But you and I both know He’s coming. He keeps His promises, and you and I trust Him even when we don’t want to. We know there is no other choice. Believe me when I say I am praying for you. -Riley’s mom
September 6, 2016 at 3:31 am
Since watching the film the War Room (twice) I really like Priscilla Shirer. Sending you hugs ❤️