MOVING FORWARD ◽ ENCOURAGEMENT

Have you ever considered the gentleness of God?

 

To me, it is one of his most endearing qualities.

 

It is a rare treat to find gentleness in this often harsh world. 

 

I am not always as gentle as I should be. When I fall short, it's often because I am unaware of my ability to cause the other person pain or I don't trust the other person to care. Sometimes I am just so frustrated about a situation that I'm not even thinking about how the other person might be feeling.

 

Conversely, it's relatively easy for me to be gentle when I am aware that the other person cares or is fragile. It's also easier when I am in a good mood or not overwhelmed by the situation. Then I can more easily keep in mind that taking care of people is always more important than taking care of a problem.

 

(photo courtesy of Doug Gephardt)

Based on these statements, what can we surmise about God?

 

- He knows he is powerful

- He knows we are fragile

- He is in a good mood

- The situation is not frustrating or overwhelming for him

- He trusts us

- He always cares about our feelings and never desires to cause us pain

 

Our heavenly Father has a perfectly beautiful, perfectly gentle heart.

I HOPE YOU FEEL HIS GENTLENESS TODAY.  DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER ENCOURAGEMENT STORIES.
Gentleness
by Pam Charro

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