If you are a father who has messed everything up with his children... God's mercies are new every morning.
If you are a child who has been hurt by a parent... God will adopt you as His own child and be the Heavenly parent that you need.
Jesus died for deadbeat dads. Jesus was raised for children of every age.
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." - John 14:18 ESV
"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." - Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
Maybe your faithfulness has been lacking. Join the club. It has millions of members.
If in humility you and i will receive mercy and forgiveness then we can have the strength to make the hard choices. If you are breathing it isn't too late to initiate a relationship or a reconciliation. Pray and show love expecting nothing in return. Pray and do it at the right time. Stay built up in God's love. It isn't too late to stop hiding.
You may get rejected but at least you can stop living like a coward and face your fear. Once the fear is faced down the power it has just drains away.
Thank God for all the wonderful fathers out there that did so much for their children. God loves them and He loves you also. If His love was based on our merit we would all be in big trouble. We are loved because of Jesus. We are reconciling because of Christ.
There is new mercy today and it is powerful. It can cleanse away the deepest stain. We have a new day with fresh opportunities.
I want that mercy. Nothing can hold me for very long because of it. Thank You God for that fresh mercy!