Remember that you are Mine, and I am the Light of the world. My Presence is all-pervasive. There is no area of darkness that I cannot overcome. I am a protective God, too. My Grace overflows to help with the things that matter most. Wash yourself in this Grace and see if that doesn’t help clear your mind. I will help you focus and show you the way you should go, all in due time.
Do not cling to the things that stress you out. When you mull them over and over, thinking you must solve everything all at once, you become tangled up. I don’t want you to start your day with bundles of worry. Let Me help unravel you, one thing at a time. You will see how insignificant these stressors can be once My Light shines on them and things start to fall into place – either resolved or released into My care. I call you to peace, but you must lean upon Me! Trust My almighty hand at work in your life. This does not mean I will make all things easy, – but I do make all things manageable and help them work together for Good. Look for the Good in this day with small reassurances that I am present. My hand is indeed at work!
My precious, precious child – why do you get so anxious? I will not leave or abandon you – EVER. If you feel fearful, lost, or alone, – wondering “which way to go”, – turn to look up at Me as I take your hand reassuringly and confidently. Think of Me as your guardian and trust Me fully, – that I will lead you on exactly where you need to go. Keep your gaze upon Me whenever your steps feel unsteady or unsafe. My hand will pull you up upon the rocks of higher ground. Enjoy the walk; don’t try to run ahead of Me without My guidance. Slow down, and go at My pace, – one day at a time. You will find great peace in doing so.
I know what you are wrestling with. You don’t have to try and hide these things from Me. (That only serves to separate you from Me). You need Me in the midst of these thoughts, shedding Light on darkened areas. Set it fully upon My table, offering it up to Me to handle instead of continuing your wrestling match on your on. I know your desire for love, attention, and passion. These are important to Me, too. Trust Me with this: all things in their own time. I cherish you beyond belief, and long for you to feel My love and experience My kind of success in your days.
How can you question the GOOD in yourself so much? If only you could see as I see – what a marvelous sight to behold. Yes, I am talking to YOU. Take stock of the goodness and strength I have created in you. Trust me to water your garden and feed you the nutrients you need to FLOURISH. But you must take good care of yourself, as well. Be mindful of how you act, speak, and think – the choices you make to build up rather than criticize and to be healthy instead of indulging in harmful pleasures. I need you to be strong and healthy to fulfill My purpose I designed in you for this day. Take it one day at a time.
Today, try to remove the concerns, worries, comments, and decisions all vying for time in your head. Don’t worry about finding answers and solutions. Come to Me in silence. Rest your weary head. Enjoy My Presence. Let the Light surrounding you FILL you. Picture Me sitting next to you. As you become aware of My Presence, it comforts you. Restoration will result from this exercise. You can be restored to right thinking; – restored of energy and replenished with peace in your Spirit. My Presence is enough to heal you. Choose to believe that all of your needs are being met, and trust will follow.
Flaws and all, I have made you uniquely and I am IN you. My children often forget that Goodness. You have MY genes in you! That’s what makes you “in My image”. Head into this day realizing you are more like Me than you’ve given yourself credit for in the past. You take after Me. You resemble Me with your mannerisms, wit, grace, style,and kindness. Take the best traits in Me and make them all part of you today. You can come by it naturally. It won’t be hard.
My voice tells you “I love you”: ALL of you. That is hard to hear and fully comprehend, isn’t it? You tend to self-criticize and agonize over mistakes and flaws. While I want you to always try your best, you must realize I’m not mad at you when you fall short of your own expectations. Come running to Me when you trip and fall so that I can bandage your scrapes. Show kindness, forgiveness, and acceptance toward ALL others, even when they fall short of expectations, too. If you’re having a hard time doing this, pray for them. Pray that they are surrounded by My Light and Love. Pray for their wounds and their need for My hand to hold. This simple act will help soften your own heart. BRING ALL TO ME, for I am a loving God abounding in kindness.
I see you, and I know your heart. You are weary from the frenzied thoughts always trying to plan for the unexpected, control the unknown, and fix things beyond your control. You are tired of bracing yourself for difficult encounters so often. You desire peace and reconciliation, but both feel beyond your grasp. Hear Me reminding you that you simply do not have to bear or do all of this on your own. Rest your weary head on My all-capable, consoling shoulders. Lean in to Me with your wounded, anxious heart. I am the Giver of all Good, and I intend to mend the torn tapestry within your life. I want your beautiful, colorful, intricate fabric to be on full display, brightening the room. The few frayed edges merely speak of a life well-worn. There is nothing to hide, nothing you have to keep bracing for all alone. Use My grace to find strength and confidence within.
You are My wonder! I give you free will to choose how to live. It pleases Me when you demonstrate trust in Me with your choices, but no matter what, I love you. My plan is meant to support you, not hinder. I love seeing you receptive to trying new things, and being willing to pursue and persist even when the going gets tough. Come to Me with your choices and listen for guidance in the way you may go if you want to be in line with what I had in mind for you. I want to relieve you of needless anxiety this way.