Decide to allow ALL of your feelings today. Acknowledge them, examine them, then place them in My all-capable hands. Try to not judge your feelings as “good” or “bad”. Let Me be the judge of your heart and emotions. I am tender, accepting, wise, and compassionate. Nothing you feel goes unnoticed by Me or is seen as “unacceptable” in My eyes. What I long for is to have you be genuine with Me, plain and simple. I’ll help take the pressure off and give you perspective on how to handle whatever is stirred up inside. Look to Me as your confidante today, and be willing to release all of your cares so they don’t become stumbling blocks on the road to wellness.
You think you have many tasks on your calendar today, but look at it from this perspective: your only job is to love. In every call you receive and every interaction you have, your business is simply to show love. That may require you to listen a little longer to those who appear annoying or trivial initially. Lend an attentive ear with kindness. It may require reaching out when you know it will cause an investment of time that you’d rather be spending elsewhere. If you take My business of loving to the streets of your city, My kingdom can be built one encounter at a time. Take the excess worry, anxiety, and frustration off your plate and pile it at My feet. I’ll make room for what is most needed today.
No one and nothing can stop My plans for your life from being fulfilled in My timing. You know how I taught you “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Take this advice seriously. Take control of your anxious thoughts that try to spiral you downward. Identify the concerns as they arise, then release them fully to Me. Abandon the lifestyle filled with futuristic, unwarranted worries and live in My Presence, instead. This With-God life will help you find joy in the land of the living.
Envision Light all around. Protective Light. Light more powerful than any dark forces encroaching on you. My Light surrounds you from every angle. Surrounded by Me, you need not be afraid. Let your sadness be cradled in My arms…your fears be cupped in My hands. Hear Me whisper, “I am with you! I am here.” Not one speck or shard from the broken pieces goes unnoticed by Me. I pick each up delicately and will use it elsewhere. Eventually Light will come even from the reflection of those shards.
I have told you this before, but it bears repeating: lean on Me. When you are weak, confused, worried, or angry, – lean on the sturdiness of My cross that bears all things. Wrap your arms and your mind tightly around its base when the winds of adversity blow at gale-force. I am steady, sturdy, and strong. Nothing can bend or break Me or you as we work together, in bonded union against the hard stuff of life. When you are holding on to this solid truth, knowing I am with and for you and I will never abandon you, you will be protected from the blustery forces trying to tell you otherwise.
You are so sensitive and lovely, even in your fearfulness. I designed you to be bold, invitational, and compassionate. Others are drawn to this in you. I am in you, using you to your fullest, yet I promise I won’t let the yoke become too heavy for you to carry. You don’t have to be anxious about it. Lean into Me, knowing I share the load with you.
I am looking out for you. I call you by name. Your time is valuable, so spend it well. While you’re at it, choose your attitude. Seek to hear and bring positive messages of hope. As you work on relaxing and breathing in My calm and peace, anxiety won’t be able to seize you up. There is reason to believe that Goodness lies ahead.
You know Me. Live your day knowing that no matter what, I love you deeply and unequivocally. Your anxiety will lessen as you concentrate on this fact and stop beating yourself up. You have done well, confronting things and working to improve communication with those around you. Even though that’s been a hard job, it is Good. You are already loved and respected. Now, just know Me more. Include Me in your days so I can gently caress away the fears and hurts. Do not fear impressions, because you are on an equal plane with others. Let’s celebrate that today.
There is so much I want to shed Light on in your life. Habits to change, insights to gain. As much as you are craving a sense of calm, I want to supply that even more for you. Seek My Peace, and follow after it. In other words, choose first to recognize your anxious habits as a starting point and next, interject quiet moments with deep breathing as you seek awareness of My constant Presence. To follow after peace means giving yourself mental reminders and self-talk to confirm ALL IS WELL. With Me as your trustworthy Savior, you can and will get through anything, – even having peace of mind ruling your day. Pursue an anxiety-free lifestyle using this thought: My Peace I give to you…but not as the world thinks of peace, as in everything always turning out the way you want. My way leads you to experience and discover that love always wins and peace can reign over your heart no matter what.
Go easy on yourself. Bit by bit, things will get done. You don’t have to give in to being frantic. I make things manageable when you realize it is My agenda you serve today. Give yourself some of My Grace, and offer it to others. Even if it looks on the outside like things aren’t coming together, you can rest assured that My design is Good and well-thought-out. I need you right where you are today and I’m working to bring Good out of suffering. I never expect perfection, – only a willing Spirit.