A little tenderness

But then I will win her back once again. I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her there. Hos. 2:14

These were Hosea’s words to his unfaithful wife. This is Hosea’s prophecy about the Lord’s words to unfaithful Israel. These are the tender words of Jesus when we fail to follow Him. When we mess up our feelings of shame and condemnation can make us want to hide from Him just when He is tenderly inviting us to walk and talk.

Lord, thank you for tender restoration;  help me show tenderness rather than condemnation toward others who need to hear Your voice.