Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/y98d1bmuEUU (I wrote the text, made the audio, and hired a young man to make the video.)
My 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 a 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 for the offer of anyone to come into Your family through Jesus Christ. Thank You for Your unfailing love and that You will never leave us or forsake us. Thank You that You are an ever-present help in time of trouble. Thank You Heavenly Father, for Your gentle heart that carries us through this crazy world and brings us safely home. 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).