This father fought for his daughter. He looks at her now, a precious miracle resting in his protecting hands, with love too deep to explain. God looks at you the same way.
Every single one of us is made with purpose, yourself included. You are a unique design with a unique Creator. But when when we forget that we are made by the Creator, we forget that we have a special purpose. There is a mysterious and intricate reason for our every heartbeat and every breath. When we know that deep in our bones we won't settle for the lies the enemy sells us. Because they are all lies. "The enemy comes to to steal, kill, and destroy." Since the very beginning, the devil's strategy has been to make us not trust God. Period, the end. Simple as that. Break the trust, break the connection. He knew that if he could get us to doubt God then he would have power. He lead Eve to disbelieve that God had her best interest in mind when He told her not to eat fruit from that one tree, and Adam was right next to her buying the lie. Satan leads us into the temptation to doubt the truths that God is good, that He loves us, that He has our best interest in mind, that He has good for us, that His word is truth. And the fact that our world is full of evil makes it easy to believe the lies, so we end up "sacrificing God's goodness on the altar of human understanding," because how can God be good and also allow evil (Bill Johnson)? How can God love me and yet bad things happen to me? How can God's word be politically incorrect and still be loving?
The doubt we purchase from the enemy poisons our understanding of who God is and what love means. When we look at our world through the filter of doubt, certainly nothing about God will seem good or loving. That's like looking at the Rocky Mountain National park through a microscope. You'll see only a spec of dust. If you're looking at that spec of dust through a microscope and I tell you "that's a mountain range," you'll think I'm lying to you. You'll say that's not the truth. It would seem like you're right and I'm wrong. But if you were to take your eyes out of the microscope, step back, and look out the window you'd see that there's actually mountains as far as the eye can see and they're beautiful and impossible to explain.
When we doubt God, when we live by sight and not by faith, we can only see the spec, not the mountain range. And that's all Satan wants us to see of God. Because he knows that if we see the whole picture of who God is then it's the end of his tyranny on earth. Seriously. The moment we kill our doubt about God and trust Him completely and take Him for His word in scripture is the moment we defeat doubt and the enemy loses his power over us entirely. Which, by the way, also means we live in total freedom, which is why Christ came - "for freedom Christ has set us free" (Gal. 5:1). The degree to which we have faith in God is the degree to which He moves in our lives. More trust, more abundance. More doubt, more chains. And that's the story of the enemy waging war against creation. As long as we are mislead about who God is we will be mislead about who we are. And as long as we are mislead about who we are we will continue to fall away from our true purpose here on earth.
"The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it to the full" (John 10:10). The degree to which I trust God and trust his Word is the degree to which I have abundant life, and truly there's no end to that full life, so I know I've not yet tasted it all.
"For freedom Christ has set us free." The second part of that verse explains how we can grasp this: "stand firm therefore, and do not again submit to the yoke of slavery." The enemy wants us enslaved by lies and the Lord wants us liberated by His love. I'm tired of being cheated of abundant life, of full connection to God. Doubt severs faith. Faith channels connection. Connection brings life.
God is a loving Father. He fought for us. His desire is to hold us close. His tender affection for us is unending. It's why He gave his Son so that we might be able to spend forever with Him. When we embrace this fully, we receive Him fully and our thirst for identity and purpose is satisfied as we drink from the well that never runs dry.