Trust Me in Little Increments

Picture Me standing right in front of you, – eye to eye. I want to stop you in your tracks until you firmly see Me looking with all-knowing eyes. Don’t try to dart away from My gaze. I am worried about you because I see and hear your distress. O, My lamb, – if only I could show you all the Goodness ahead, – but I cannot. A vision of that magnitude of change would overwhelm you if it came all at once. You must trust Me in little increments of time. Let today unfold in tiny moments without worry over what has passed or what is yet to come. Let Me spare you the details as you take My hand in child-like trust.

Don’t Be Secretly Distressed

I know your thoughts, – every one of them. Don’t think you need to “screen out” what you bring to Me. Hand over your hard thoughts, too: the worries, lusts, fears, passions, and judgemental criticism. Allow Me to help you see them more clearly in the Light. I don’t want you to be secretly distressed by these things. I won’t hate you for your thoughts or struggles. I desire to be with you, guiding your steps and protecting you from cliffs and danger zones. Share it all with Me as the One you love, and be kinder to yourself. You are human, and I created you. I take you even with your mistakes and setbacks. Let Me fill you with My Grace to strengthen you against things that are harmful, providing internal and lasting Peace instead.

Unanswered Questions

Stop trying to make sense out of every piece of your life. It’s alright to sit with unanswered questions, trusting that answers are for another day. My Peace I give freely to you. Sit quietly with Me; it’s Me you are thirsty for. I give reassurance to calm your nerves. Let Me engulf you in Light as you take in My whisper: “peace be with you”. Be confident even in the unknown, –  knowing you are a good person designed and loved by Me. 

Head Into the Day Willingly

I need your help today, even if it’s hard or you make a mistake or others are insensitive in the process. Make it about Me, and I will bless that. I ask you to spread joy, leading with kindness, compassion, and dedication. By heading into the day willingly, – even if you don’t feel like it, – you are honoring Me and I will bless that. There will be time enough for everything. I have laid out the path before you, and you will find grateful faces surrounding you. I am a generous God, not a harsh, demanding one. Change your perspective from one of being “hurt” or “guilty” to one of being ready to see Goodness. My love abounds and the earth is dancing all around you. Rise up and join the dance.

Kind Eyes

I am near. Upholding you, drawing out the tears, smoothing your brow. Take solace in Me. In times of trouble, of which there are and will be many, know that I am God – who bears all things and works things out for Good in the end. You won’t always see those results. I have kind eyes; look to them and release your sorrow and worries to Me. Here you will find comfort and reassurance to get you through the day. 

Come Out and Interact

I know some days it’s tough to feel sociable. You’d rather ‘hole up’, seclude, and withdraw. I may call you out, though, – asking or inviting you to interact with others. Even if you don’t feel like it, know that you can do it with My help when I nudge. I ask you to be strong and courageous, not scared or discouraged. I can make these interactions gentle on you. Be there for others today on My behalf. Find how enriching this contact with others can be when you come out. Help show My love in the world today, and find Me with you in doing so. 

Don’t Buy the Lie

All deceitful thoughts that try to suggest you are “less than”, unworthy, tainted, or that you somehow just don’t measure up are lies. It is not only My Presence with and in you that is Good; it is also My design of you.  Calm yourself with these words, allowing confidence to be bolstered. You are inherently Good and worthy of good things. How might you carry yourself differently in this day if you embraced your GREATNESS  and your much-needed place in this world? Don’t buy the lie that you don’t belong wherever I place you today. Choose to love as I love, filled by the grace and power to do so. This includes loving yourself, made in My image. Peel away any hurtful images the world has imposed on you, and discard those at My feet. Allow Me to make you whole again. 

Ask Me to Steer

Wherever you go, I go. There are days when your awareness of Me feels foggy and distant. Don’t forget that I am ALWAYS with you. That’s a really big deal. I give you purpose, daily. I celebrate, console, drive, and nurture you in accurate doses, – always supplying exactly enough to sustain you. Drink in this truth, and ask Me to steer today. Ride along in the passenger seat, open to all I have in store. 

Rest for the Tired

I don’t lead or create you to live a tiresome life. There are far too many well-intentioned but tired Christians out there always overdoing out of some strange approval-seeking from Me. I don’t work that way. My work ethic requires attentiveness to Me and love for your neighbor. Along the way other things will come up, but if they make your head spin or leave you feeling bitter and frazzled, it may mean you’ve lost your focus on one of these two things: love God; love all. I’ll help you sort out the additional tasks that are mounting up; don’t worry about that. Come back to Me. Seek Me with all your heart and you will find Me in your midst. A strange peace will settle over you as My blessings wash over you simply because you’ve turned to Me and let me take the reins. Let Me help you find rest and balance as you focus on loving, purely and simply.  

A World of Belonging

You are My beloved. I sing to you in the morning air and reach to you all day long, even though you don’t always recognize My touch. I want to heal you from your wounds, hurts, fears, and transgressions. I recognize your deep fatigue and I long to help you find rest. Lean into Me. Press your ear upon My chest and hear the constant beat of love, love love. Let Me reassure you that all is well even though appearances may misguide you into thinking otherwise. Step into a world of belonging instead of fearing being an outcast. You are fully acceptable and wanted, My child. Be Mine this day.