Sweet hubby and I watched a movie from the 1940’s — a gentle story of a family with all their funny little idiosyncrasies, struggles, hopes, and dreams. For days, I contemplated the gentleness of the film, the love the family had for one another and the sacrifices they made through each hardship. Their story gentled my heart.
In a world full of hardships and struggles, we need a gentle story. We need to see that others have made it through the pain, misunderstandings, family issues, and life issues. We need the happy ending.
The Bible has the most gentle of stories, the story of One who laid down His all so we could gain all. Jesus Christ sacrificed so all who will come to Him become His family. Jesus grants eternal life and gives His gentle help through the trials and difficulties here on earth. God hushes storms to gentle whispers, and He offers to carry our heart-wrenching burdens on His gentle heart. In the family of God, He will help us through the pain, misunderstandings, family issues, and life issues, and will always bring us to a happy ending.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I’m in Your family. Thank You for Your unfailing love and You will never leave or forsake me. Thank You that You are an ever-present help in time of trouble. Thank You that You love me even with all my idiosyncrasies, struggles, hopes, and dreams. Thank You for Your gentle heart that carries me through this crazy world and brings me safely home. Thank You, Father. Please gentle my heart in You.
“He hushes the storm to a calm and to a gentle whisper, so that the waves of the sea are still.” ~ Psalm 107:29 (AMPC)
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.” ~ Matthew 11:28-29 (AMPC)
“… aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike), faith, love, steadfastness (patience), and gentleness of heart.” ~ 1 Timothy 6:11 (AMPC)