Saint Francis de Sales said that, "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength." When we think of being gentle we may not think of strength. However, being gentle requires self-control. Being able to act with self-control in ways that solve a problem peacefully takes strength shown through gentleness!
God shows us both strength and gentleness. God is loving and He is compassionate. He is firm in Truth and what is right. When we turn to Him, He listens and responds. We know that we can rely on God. We also know that even when we stray, God will guide us with a firm, but loving, hand. God is strength and He is gentleness. We need to model our responses after what we see in God. By striving to be more like God, we can let others see gentleness and strength!
Learn to be gentle and strong by your relationship with God!
Thank You for being gentle with me. Help me to show others gentleness and strength as You have shown me. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.