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ALIZA LATTA is a writer, artist, and pastor who is a huge fan of telling stories. She creates content for Canada’s largest youth conference, Change Conference, and is a church planter in Ontario, Canada. Her artwork and writing have been featured in publications for LifeWay, Dayspring, and (in)courage. She is...

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  1. Simply beautiful! Instructive as well that sometimes all we need do is sit on the curb with each other not trying to explain or fix. Sometimes love is spelled s-i-t i-n s-i-l-e-n-c-e.

  2. Such lovely words. I keep thinking I past the trauma of an event and every so often I find I can barely breathe as I relive it. And I, too, try to do it alone. So, I appreciate these words more than you can know.

  3. “In His strength and gentleness, God bends low to meet you wherever you are….”

    Thank you Aliza.
    Blessings to all

  4. Aliza wrote so beautifully from your heart. When past experience happen again. You can say why why me. I been there with different things in my life. I was looking something up on the internet and came across this true saying I came across it. I knew in that moment it was God speaking to me as it jumped out at me. It said “Don’t worry about today or tomorrow God is already there” How true that saying is no matter what we go through God is there today or tomorrow to help us through it. Help us cope and know he close to us. Giving us the power of his gentle presence to cope. That day I found that saying on line looking for something else. It did stop me in my tracks as I knew then God was speaking to me. To tell me not worry about it today or tomorrow he is all ready there. Keep you all incourge in my prayers. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx ❤️

    • Aliza, thanks for sharing your thoughts into words we can read and believe in. In Psalm 91:4-5 it reads “He shall cover with His feathers and under His wings you shall have refuge. His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor the arrows that flies by day.”
      I remember that day in 2020 when my daughter was living with a friend in another state and the sad things that were happening made me start praying for them to be safe, etc.in my kitchen by counter top. I started to cry and a few minutes later I felt a hug that was from God. There was no one in the house with me. Who else would it be? Or an angel?
      (in)courage has some good stories to read and thankful it still around to read and share.
      God bless you all.

  5. There’s an old Iriquois proverb I’ve leaned on for decades, “The greatest strength is gentleness.” After walking through loss and trauma myself, all I can say to this post is yes yes yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes!!! Thank you for putting this truth into words.

  6. This devotional was a blessing. This past weekend, I heard a song, “So Close,” sung by Brandon Lake, that reminds me of God’s tender presence in my life. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  7. Aliza, I understand the stress that a memory from the past can inflict. “Gentleness is Controlled Strength” . Thank you for sharing your heart, your lessoned learned and the reminder that He who never leaves us, is a Gentle healer.

  8. Aliza,

    We humans try to fix things in our own strength. That isn’t always feasible. God, alone, knows what we need. Just like Job had three friends come sit with him in silence, sometimes that is all we need. Just a hand to hold/squeeze, or a simple hug. No words need be spoken. Just be willing to be there for your friends. Jesus will always bend low & meet you at your deepest need.

    Blessings 🙂