The Lord our God is first and foremost our spiritual Father. But He is also our spiritual Mother.
Genesis 1:27 “Humankind was created as God’s reflection: in the divine image God created them; female and male, God made them.”
Isaiah 66:13 God as a comforting mother
“As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”
Isaiah 49:15 God compared to a nursing mother
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.”
Isaiah 42:14 God compared to a woman in labor
“For a long time I have held my peace, I have kept myself still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in labor, I will gasp and pant.”
Psalm 131:2 God as a Mother A song of David.
My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.
Psalm 27:10 God fulfilling both roles as Father and Mother
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.