The Tenderness of God
There is a tenderness that emmanates from God.
He is tender.
His mercies are tender.
He has set a seal upon our hearts.
He has placed the same tenderness in our hearts that He has within his own for us.
His desire is to draw forth that tenderness from each of us.
Some of us have learned in life,
Up to this point,
Not allow tenderness in,
And not to let it out.
Thinking that tenderness
Equates with weakness
Abba would remind us all
That just as He is so very tender toward us
So also are we to be with one another
He says, “remember Beloved Ones to be tender with your self too.”
Tenderness does not mean to enable though.
It does mean to be firm AND tender unwavering in the truth.
Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercy and loving-kindness; for they have been ever from of old.
Withhold not Your tender mercy from me, O Lord; let Your loving-kindness and Your truth continually preserve me!
Hear and answer me, O Lord, for Your loving-kindness is sweet and
comforting; according to Your plenteous tender mercy and steadfast love
turn to me.
Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies,
dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy;
The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works [the entirety of things created].
It is because of the Lord's mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not.
But though He causes grief, yet will He be moved to compassion
according to the multitude of His loving-kindness and tender mercy
Therefore, behold, I will allure her [Israel] and bring her into the wilderness, and I will speak tenderly and to her heart.
So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate) even as your Father is [all these].
51. John 16:27
For the Father Himself [tenderly] loves you because you have loved Me and have believed that I came out from the Father.
And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted
(compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another
[readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you.
Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own chosen ones (His own picked
representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God
Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and
mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and]
patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to
endure whatever comes, with good temper].
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all [of you] should be of one and the same mind (united in
spirit), sympathizing [with one another], loving [each other] as
brethren [of one household], compassionate and courteous (tenderhearted