Value in Waiting

When you are ready, I will show up. Even though I am always a reachable God, there is also an element of mystery as to when, how, and where I speak to you. Regardless, I am always present, – silently accompanying you. Wait to hear My Voice. You will recognize Me!  You’ve heard Me before and answered My call to you many times. There is value in waiting, and in this time for reflection. You can rely on Me even when I appear to be quiet. 

Already Holding Your Pain

Waiting is hard! I see your hurt, but you do not wait alone. Trust in the work of My capable right hand. I cradle you in My other arm while the right hand works on the hearts of others. You can work on forgiving them in advance so that when the time comes, you will be ready to show My love. I am already holding all of your pain. Take comfort in knowing My tender compassion for you is real. Breathe in My all-encompassing Grace, mending that which was once broken. You are bound tightly to Me now; be strengthened and comforted in this unshakable truth. 

A Better Balance

I have work in store for you, but I also have plans for “play”. A balanced lifestyle is a peaceful lifestyle. I call you to “seek peace and follow after it.” Look for things you can eliminate or postpone in order to restore the the right pace between work and rest. If you are too hurried or frazzled, you may miss the people and sights I place in your path today. My intentions are for your Good, and they include a better balance which you must choose intentionally for yourself. 

Allow Calm to Rule

Your life-pace appears loaded with too much to take care of. Despite outward appearances that the volume is too overwhelming, you and I can handle it together. Don’t let yourself fall into a trap of feeling incapable. Intentionally take a slower pace, allowing a sense of calm to rule. Let’s go at this one piece at a time. Be amazed at the end of the day on how well things work out when you trust Me to help. 

Slay Self-Doubt

You know that I am with you. How blessed you are to “get that” already. Now, I call you to next steps in your faith development: trusting Me daily. Lean back into Me as the One who knows you intimately. Confront your self-doubt and slay it when it tries to take over. I love you just as you are. I have control over every aspect in My awesome design. This includes the activities of today as well as future plans. Trust that you are right where you need to be, – ready and capable for everything you encounter. I need you right where you are. Calm your soul with this truth. 

Take Brave Steps

I have brought you through much already. Look back and realize the ways I heal and mend. Acknowledge My sovereign ways over your life, reminding yourself that I never intend to inflict harm. Let Me take you to next steps and places you haven’t even dreamt of. When you open yourself to My grand possibilities, trusting that I am with you, you can take brave steps again. I won’t let you down. You don’t have to let yourself down, either. Let Me reveal the Good life to you. You can be whole again! There is so much in store for you. Believe this! 

Be Open to Change

Go ahead -imagine big things! Don’t forget to include Me in that vision, walking side by side with you and lighting the path with My glory. I create big things and have so much intended for you. Do you believe this? You must alter old habits of worry and leave anxiety in the past. The better you get at releasing your worries, concerns, and hurts to Me, the calmer and more receptive you will be to the Good I have prepared. Turn your whole life over to Me, allowing Me to guide the plan as I see fit. Be open to change, trusting Me to be lovingly in charge of it all. 

Hurt and Forgiveness

People have hurt you. I know, and I ache for both sides. My design longs for unity, but you can only be in charge of yourself. Examine your ways, scrutinizing against any spitefulness and rooting for kindness to take its place. Forgiveness and love are at the heart of the lifestyle I choose for you. You can be bold in calling out the truth of bad behavior, but I caution you on how to do this. Use gentleness and loving intention, aiming for reconciliation. If the other side is not yet ready for this, leave it in My capable hands. You don’t have to address any of this on your own. Leave your hurt with Me. It is time to be released from its grip on your heart so that Peace can be with you, instead. 

Get Ready for More

Let yourself embrace a broader view. You can walk into this new year and into any situation with confidence and curiosity once you accept the fact that I’ve got this, and I have so much more in store. My plans for you are BIG. Don’t let that thought intimidate you. You are small enough to be Mine, yet great enough to handle whatever is coming in tandem with Me and My purpose. Don’t kid yourself into expecting or desiring less. Get ready for more, anticipating that important and life-giving changes are ahead. My plans for you are GOOD. 

Take a Day of Rest

It’s so important that you take a day of rest. Your world bombards you with a constant stream of electronics and pressures, all vying for your attention. I call you to put down your phone and quiet your busy mind. Use all of your senses taking in this day and moment. See color, feel temperature and movement, take time to truly taste each bite. Touch the things and people I place before you today with eye-opening wonder. See how enlivened you become when you use a day of rest like this to be rejuvenated and restored.