The Teacher’s Tender Heart

Mrs. Lee is one of the ONLY teachers I remember from Elementary School. Mrs. Lee was a small lady with huge black hair who was always smiling. The reason I remember this teacher so vividly after all these years is because she cared. As a teacher, she had a tender-heart towards her students. Mrs. Lee always took the time to help each individual student with whatever they were struggling with in class. She was approachable. She was friendly. She was helpful. We knew that if we asked her a question she would not make us feel inadequate or dumb.

She was the only teacher that when the school year was over I was really sad. I would have loved if she was my teacher every year! Looking back I truly appreciate her heart for her students. It seemed as if she actually loved her job because of us kids. It seemed as if she wanted to be in class to guide us and help us out.

When the world seems to be distant and impersonal, remember that the Lord cares. He has a tender-heart towards you. He will take the time to help each one of His children with every situation and struggle. He is approachable, kind, helpful and loving. He will not make you feel inadequate when you screw up and He will not make you feel dumb when you seek Him in prayer.

When the year ends, He is still there. He is with you in every season of your life, whether  on the mountaintop or in the valley. He will never leave you. No matter what difficult decisions you must make, no matter what hardships are ahead of you, no matter what trials seem to be tearing you apart, please remember that God loves you. He loves you so much that He wants to guide you, protect you and lead you in this life. His tender heart towards you will bring peace in the most problematic trials.

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”  – 1 Peter 5:7

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”  – Deuteronomy 31:6


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