Be Gentle


Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. (Philippians 4:4, 5 NIV)

Why do we need the reminder to “let our gentleness rule”?

Because when we stress and worry, try to control and mold things the way we think they should be, gentleness is the last thing that we are.

The word used here for gentleness describes the heart of a person who will let God fight his battles. It describes someone who is free to let go of his anxieties and what causes him stress because they know that God will take up their cause.

It is not gentleness as in “be nice” but as in “let go of your control freak tendencies and trust God.” Rest in the knowledge that God is faithful and is love.

Choose gentleness and trust.

Release your control freak tendencies to God.

The Lord IS near.
He does know.
His has a plan.
You can trust him.

Life is so much better when you trust God and grasp life with gentle hands, one day at a time.

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