But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. Ps 3:3
I've always loved this verse. Long ago I was given the vision of a Father lifting up the head of a child, with a single finger, by the chin, smiling into her face and letting her know all was going to be alright. To this day, I envision this and also see the sight of Mary Magdalene at the feet of Jesus wiping his feet with her perfume and drying them with her hair. Again, I picture that he lifted her head with His single finger and smiled at her letting her know all was going to be alright.
I don't know if this helps you but it helps me thinking of my Father as a merciful, gracious God, kind and generous and tender, the lifter of mine head.