Dad's are supposed to do a lot of things for their children, which gives their children a glimpse of our Heavenly Father and His plan for us.
Dad's are supposed to provide food, clothing, and shelter for their children.
They are to protect their children.
They are to provide a sense of belonging in the family unit.
They are to care for their children during illnesses.
They are to nurture, encourage, and guide their children.
They are to love them.
Because my dad did not fulfill his parental responsibilities, I interpret that as a lack of desire to do so. Desire to help your children is born from love for them. Daddy didn't love me and that created a lack of desire to fulfill the promises he made at my conception. This is one stumbling block in my spiritual walk with the Lord.
It's been very difficult for me to believe my Heavenly Father has a desire to fulfill all of His promises to me in the Bible because my earthly father blew it. I have difficulty believing His love for me on an emotional level.
Intellectually I understand my Heavenly Father's promises. Emotionally I cannot. I have the sin of unbelief. I understand His promises but believe they apply to others not me.
I discovered this is the sin of unbelief listening to my childhood friend, Lori, recently. Daddy's failure created the sin of unbelief in my Heavenly Father. I began praying about it. Half the battle is admitting you have a problem.