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How Gentle You are....

This particular piece reaches out to those who are hurting and thinking about suicide. They seem to lose all interest about suicide after reading the manuscript at least that is my experience with it. The other responses from others who are not hurting is that they are encouraged and comforted when they read it. The LORD gave this manuscript to me while I was in prayer and searching for answers.

Here is the story that goes with "How gentle you are" manuscript.

The reason for why I wrote it was simple I felt a need to reach out to GOD and tell him what I know of HIM. This manuscript developed because of what I know he does for me. What happened with this manuscript is the immediate answer I received after I finished with it. I had just finished the manuscript and I prayerfully asked the LORD what will I do with this work. I didn't expect an answer real soon but later that night I received one. A co-worker named Pat was telling me about her sister who has MS. She was scared for her life because she was telling everyone that she wanted to commit suicide. I felt compelled to share this manuscript not knowing what reaction I would receive. I asked Pat if she would share this with her sister and I let Pat read it first. The reaction from Pat was not what I expected and surprised me for until then I had not shared it with anyone else. She sat down and said to me "This is beautiful with tears in her eyes and then she cried. I softly said go ahead and share this with your sister, but pray before you do. I left to go back to work and I looked back to see her reading it again.

You can imagine what I felt that night. I couldn't wait to come back to work the next day to see what happened with her sister. I waited for two hours after I got to work to ask her how her sister was doing. Pat smiled and said my sister read the manuscript four times and has been reading it every day. This was a good reaction but I did not see what that result meant. So every day I asked how she was doing and Pat said she was doing better and reading it every day. The last week before the work season ended for Pat I asked her one more time. She smiled with tears in her eyes and said "My sister has stopped talking about suicide and is now actively participating in all family gatherings." I guess the LORD knows what people need and to hear this of the writing he helped me complete was exciting.

Since that day I have felt compelled to share this manuscript with several Christian and non Christian organizations. Here is the short list of non christian organizations: The Veteran's Home here in Warrensburg and the American Stroke Foundation from Kansas City. The list of Christian organizations is longer: A Christian bookstore in Blue springs, my local church, Focus on the Family, a Navy Chaplin in St. Louis, the Army National Guard Chaplin in the local area, a Christian College outreach at UCM, many individuals and now YOU! I hope that you will find a use for this manuscript and will help encourage others to live on for JESUS.

Thank you for letting me share this manuscript with you.

Your Brother in Christ,

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Here is the Manuscript, "How Gentle You are..."
Completed on 24 April 2007, all rights reserved.

My days are spent in wonder you are with me when no one is there. Each day that passes makes me stronger. I am beginning to see you in everything. People pass me by in the streets. I can see and feel their pain. Some stop and stare at me. I seem strange for I can smile.

How Gentle you are, my Friend.

How gentle is your touch, softly through the pain you reach me. You are soothing and caressing my heart. The pain leaves me, love floods my soul. Deep are the scars I have. The burdens in my life bear me down. Like a father you put your arms around me. Your presence fills the air with a sweet aroma.

How Gentle you are, my Healer.

Daily I awake with hope, I pray, help me to reach one person today. I wonder can one person matter; I know I can for I know you! As I live each day for you, I understand your pain and sorrow. Now my faith has become real. My darkness is leaving as peace fills my soul.

How Gentle you are, my Savior.

My tears fall like rain softly your words comfort me. Peace and strength flows from your arms. My spirit leaps as I am washed clean. No one has met my needs like you. Your understanding covers all my hurts. I cherish the times I am with you. Like a child running to his daddy, I run.

How Gentle you are, my Father.

As my days pass I look for you. I am amazed by what you have created. In the miracles of life you are there. Science cannot answer all my questions. The madness of this world you did not create, only man. The fears and worries are real still they are not from you.

How Gentle you are, my Lord.

What am I here for I ask? Many offer answers but they are shallow. I know that you have a purpose for me. My trust is built on that promise. Lord, your son took my place. He freed me from a terrible curse. Jesus took my sins to the cross. I would be in Hell, if not for him.

How Gentle you are, my GOD.

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  • Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥ 2009/03/19 09:08:53
    Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥
    +7
    OMG. That is just beautiful. Reminds me of a story I read in Chicken soup for the soul. A young girl was just about to commit suicide and the phone rang. She thought, well I will answer the phone just one more time. It was a call she needed just in time. Her friend talked about life and God and etc..She change her mind. Wow..a phone call saved her.God works in a mysterious way. I believe in him.
    Thanks for the great blog.
    CampDavid would love this blog. wow phone saved god works mysterious blog campdavid love blog

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  • FREED Jesus is LORD♥ 2009/06/13 15:30:29
    FREED Jesus is LORD♥
    +1
    This is wonderful! I'll share it with my husband. Thanks
  • mustangluver 2009/04/05 18:20:21
    mustangluver
    +1
    Since i like you Walter, i will not answer to this...LOL...
  • Walter925 mustang... 2009/04/06 02:17:08
    Walter925
    Okay, I understand and I am glad you came anyway.
  • TexCyn ( the ticked off Texan) 2009/04/01 15:30:31
    TexCyn ( the ticked off Texan)
    +1
    This is absolutely beautiful, Walter. So terribly moving and heart felt. None of us know , no matter our position in life, no matter how low we might feel, or wounded might be our spirit , what Gods plans are for us. How we might help our fellow traveler in life through our actions. I see God using those who seem to be hurting the most in the most incredible of ways. We should never give up as we never know how we might help others through our own suffering .
  • Walter925 TexCyn ... 2009/04/01 17:09:04
    Walter925
    +1
    Thank you for your kind words. I thank GOD for giving me these words because they fell into place for me. As you can tell the structure is more interspective and I was feeling these words. The last part of each section for how gentle you are came with a realization of what I was feeling from GOD.
  • Poetic Warrior 2009/03/26 21:26:01
    Poetic Warrior
    +3
    When my heart is sorely troubled,
    You are still God.
    When my enemies are many,
    You are still God.
    When my body is sick and tired,
    You are still God.
    When men curse my name,
    You are still God.
    When all abandon me,
    You are still God.
    When the storms rage around me,
    You are still God.
    When sin chases after me,
    You are still God.
    When fires consume the land,
    You are still God.
    When times of sorrow come,
    You are still God.
    When my adversary seeks my life,
    You are still God.
    When people blaspheme your name,
    You are still God.
    When darkness surrounds my soul,
    You are still God.
    When my heart is heavy,
    You are still God.
    When lawlessness is all around me,
    You are still God.
    When evil assails me,
    You are still God.
    When famine is in the land,
    You are still God.
    When I am all alone,
    You are still God.
    When my afflictions are many,
    You are still God.
    When my enemy lays snares to trap me,
    You are still God.

    When all things around me appear bleak, I will lift up my eyes and look to you. O Lord you are the only one who can deliver me. You are the one who shields me from all evil, and my heart will be still, knowing that you are God. My heart will take comfort in you, and in all things you will be with me. There is nothing that can move my feet from the rock upon which I ...


    When my heart is sorely troubled,
    You are still God.
    When my enemies are many,
    You are still God.
    When my body is sick and tired,
    You are still God.
    When men curse my name,
    You are still God.
    When all abandon me,
    You are still God.
    When the storms rage around me,
    You are still God.
    When sin chases after me,
    You are still God.
    When fires consume the land,
    You are still God.
    When times of sorrow come,
    You are still God.
    When my adversary seeks my life,
    You are still God.
    When people blaspheme your name,
    You are still God.
    When darkness surrounds my soul,
    You are still God.
    When my heart is heavy,
    You are still God.
    When lawlessness is all around me,
    You are still God.
    When evil assails me,
    You are still God.
    When famine is in the land,
    You are still God.
    When I am all alone,
    You are still God.
    When my afflictions are many,
    You are still God.
    When my enemy lays snares to trap me,
    You are still God.

    When all things around me appear bleak, I will lift up my eyes and look to you. O Lord you are the only one who can deliver me. You are the one who shields me from all evil, and my heart will be still, knowing that you are God. My heart will take comfort in you, and in all things you will be with me. There is nothing that can move my feet from the rock upon which I stand, for you are still God at all times. You will send your anointing and it will flow through my spirit, it is like the blood that flow through my veins, it brings life to my entire being.


    Copyright Joseph L. Parker
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  • Carpe Diem *In God I Trust* 2009/03/26 20:38:10
    Carpe Diem *In God I Trust*
    +2
    amazing, truly amazing
  • william1to10 2009/03/26 19:35:35
    william1to10
    +3
    True faith comes in sharing what God has asked you to share, no matter what. Thank you...
  • ITALIAN CLICKER 2009/03/25 22:13:38
    ITALIAN CLICKER
    +4
    THANK YOU WALTER, TRULY BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU FOR SHARING--WITHOUT GOD, WE ARE NOTHING!!!
    walter beautiful sharing--without god walter beautiful sharing--without god
  • Walter925 ITALIAN... 2009/03/26 08:20:49
    Walter925
    +2
    I am glad you came. Thank you for the kind words and I agree with you.
  • Feria~THEZombieSlayingB!tch... 2009/03/25 21:43:39
    Feria~THEZombieSlayingB!tch of PHAET!~Badass Incarnate~
    +3
    Beautiful, I love it.
  • Walter925 Feria~T... 2009/03/26 08:22:24
    Walter925
    +3
    Thank you. I hope that you will share what you have read with others. May GOD Bless your day in a special way.
  • Feria~T... Walter925 2009/03/26 08:39:49
    Feria~THEZombieSlayingB!tch of PHAET!~Badass Incarnate~
    +3
    I sent it to my Mom, she loves it too. May God bless you too.
  • Walter925 Feria~T... 2009/03/26 08:59:36
    Walter925
    +2
    Thank you, tell your mom I appreciate her and wish that my mom was alive to read what I have shared with you. Since I have no mother anymore, give her a hug for me. Keep smiling for the Lord lives in our smiles and the way we share our love for life.
  • Feria~T... Walter925 2009/03/26 19:55:54
    Feria~THEZombieSlayingB!tch of PHAET!~Badass Incarnate~
    +3
    ^_^
    Will do
  • Poetic Warrior 2009/03/25 21:28:36 (edited)
    Poetic Warrior
    +3
    Very inspiring Walter, I too write inspirational stuff and I hope that like what you have written will encourage, inspire and bless those that read it, keep up the good work for the Lord......1 Cor. 15:58 Therefore my beloved brethren be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know your labor is not in vain in the Lord. ye steadfast unmovable abounding work lord forasmuch labor vain lord
  • Walter925 Poetic ... 2009/03/26 08:25:45
    Walter925
    +3
    Thank you for your kind words and the words from GOD. I hope that you will someday share your works with me so I may be encouraged, inspired and blessed by what you say. Thank you for coming to this special blog. Please share with your friends so they will ask you about GOD and his love.
  • Poetic ... Walter925 2009/03/26 17:21:06
    Poetic Warrior
    +3
    I have a couple of things that I have gotten from the Lord on my blogs, you can check them out there and I will post some more as time allows
  • will miss ya! 2009/03/24 03:11:51
    will miss ya!
    +4
    beautiful beautiful
  • Walter925 will mi... 2009/03/24 07:30:04 (edited)
    Walter925
    +3
    This is a wonderful picture of the Cross! Don't let the ACLU find out because they will want to remove it. Just to let you know, I really appreciate you coming to this blog. I hope you will be able to share this with anyone you can think of.

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