God’s Gentle Touch

Sometimes you need God’s gentle touch.

Things around us get so harried and pressured that we just need to stop and receive help from the Lord.

His tender and gentle touch changes everything — including us.

David, the man after God’s own heart, discovered this powerful quality about his God —

You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, and Your right hand upholds me; and Your gentleness makes me great. You enlarge my steps under me, and my feet have not slipped.
Psalm 18:35-36

It is quite an amazing discovery to learn that God is gentle and humble. Out of His humility He reaches down and helps us in our great need. In David’s case, God helped him by making him “as surefooted as a deer” and causing him to stand on the heights (Psalm 18:32). He also made a wide path for his feet to keep him from slipping (Psalm 18:36).

I remember happening upon these mule deer on a wonderful His Light Friends Workshop photography adventure in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA. I waited with my Nikon D7000 and Nikkor 70-300mm lens focused and ready for those deer to come my way. When they discovered me, they were not afraid. And while I took hundreds of images, they curiously looked right into my camera lens. What stood out to me was a gentleness in their eyes and gesture. To me, it reflected the heart of my Lord, who daily pours out gentleness, tender mercy, and kindness on me.

What a comfort to know that God has His eye on us, goes before us, and tenderly helps us have feet to walk the path He makes for us on our unique journey in life.

Selwyn Hughes writes about the deer and how its feet enable it to climb —

When it leaps from rock to rock, its back feet land exactly where its front feet had been placed. If we are to climb higher with God than we have ever gone before, then more is needed than just speed. We must know spiritual sure-footedness also. Let’s determine we will let nothing stand in the way of making our feet like hinds’ feet and climbing with God to the high places.
Selwyn Hughes in Every Day With Jesus

So today, dear friend, stay close to God and experience His gentle touch in your life. He will help you. He promises.

God bless you as you continue on in the great adventure of knowing Him.

Dear Lord, thank You for Your gentleness that makes us great. Thank You for giving us the feet of deer and enabling us to stand on the heights with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


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Your gentleness makes me great.
Psalm 18:35

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  • Title: Gentleness
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  • Description: Two alert mule deer in Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce, Utah, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 11/6/12
  • Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 70-300mm, FL 145mm, ISO 560, f/4.8, 1/250sec.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photo Shoot in Bryce, Utah, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, ON1 Software.
  • Copyright ©2018 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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