In many ways you have thought I would come loudly and reveal myself as a thunderstorm, as a giant bolt of lightning, but surely I will enter gently, and I will come unannounced. For my ways are gentle and my ways are subtle. At times it is easy to miss all I am doing if you are not observant and sensitive. (1)
Surely the small whisper you hear in certain moments is my voice calling out to you. In moments of desperation I am there. In moments of confusion I am there. In moments of uncertainty I am there with you along the way. I am whispering in your ears gently. It is easy to miss what I am saying. It’s easy not to hear it.
My touch is soft and my touch is gentle. Surely it requires a decision to embrace patience, to embrace humility, and to embrace meekness. (2)
As you hear and feel the gentleness of my ways, know this is of me, and know this is how I am also moving your heart and mind in this day and in this hour. Surely I have given you grace to hear and receive all I have for you. Surely I will help you along the way, just as any loving father would do for his children.
I am with you always. I will never leave you. I am continually revealing myself to you patiently and gently. (3)
(1) 1 Kings 19:11-12, Matthew 20:28, Philippians 4:5, Colossians 3:12
(2) Colossians 3:12, Ephesians 4:2, Matthew 5:5, Ephesians 4:2
(3) Isaiah 41:10, Matthew 28:20