“He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. Finally he will cause justice to be victorious” (Matthew 12:20, NLT).

When you’re down, the last thing you need is to be kicked. Unfortunately many Christians seem to shoot their wounded (Why Do Christians Shoot Their Wounded? Helping (Not Hurting) Those with Emotional Difficulties, Dwight L. Carlson).

This is another thing I love about Jesus: his tenderheartedness. Our frailty is known to God and because he is love, it is also precious to him (in our weakness, he is strong). He doesn’t take any pleasure in our suffering, but is the One who comes to our rescue and gives us comfort. His heart is for us, even though the whole world may be against us. May we all be transformed by his Spirit to be more tenderhearted.