You have strength and courage beyond that of many. It is your leadership I desire, and you are doing that. There is no need to doubt yourself. Lay your burdens and anxiety on Me. I will not break what I have begun, and I have already started a good work in you. You are pleasing in My sight! That is all that matters: not people’s judgement, criticism, or praise. My song in your heart is all you need. Take heart, for I am always with you.
I am a God who loves you. The world has messed you up a bit. I don’t control that part because I allow you and others to make your own choices. Choosing to love and forgive is hard on your own. Let Me help you with that. I also ask you to love yourself, which may involve self-forgiveness and recognition of your true value and likability. I can’t control what you tell yourself daily, but it breaks My heart when you despise or chastise your inner self. Ask for My help to be kind, loving, and forgiving instead – especially to yourself first. This will spill onto your interactions with others.
I can pick up the pieces of your shattered heart. Let Me take all of the factors that caused it to break: hurt, disappointment, and self-blame. The hardest one to mend is the self-blame. You worry so much about every detail in retrospect, but I call you to focus FORWARD. When you spend so much time looking back with regret and shame, I cannot lead you ahead. Entrust Me with what was in the past, leaving it behind you. I place you with a clean slate in the present, – forgiven. Step into the day open to possibility and change. Redirect your thoughts when they try to slip back into habits of self-blame and regret, pointing your sights ahead instead to follow My aim for you.
You don’t have to numb out with things that aren’t good for you today. Come to Me with your pain or sorrow. Run into My arms of safety and comfort, seeking solace instead of just a diversion from the things that hurt or overwhelm you. Choose food, drinks, and activities that are healthy for you, and pat yourself on the back for electing good self-care. I can help you be in control of those choices. Numbing out makes you stay stuck, and I want to free you. Ask Me to help and I’ll be there instantaneously, giving Grace and strength to recover from old habits.
I am with you in your brokenness. It is through the chips and cracks that I can seep in and become a part of you. Acknowledge My Presence in you. Stop feeling like you have to strive for some intangible goal of “worthiness”. See My unconditional love and acceptance reflected back to you when you look in the mirror. Learn to be tender with yourself so that you can mend from unpleasant experiences. Trust My love and acceptance, for this is truth.
I can bear the most unbearable burden. The cross I carry is long-lasting, strong, and able to handle any weight. I watch over those who suffer. I ease pain, – sometimes only in slow increments, but always enough to make your load bearable. I could ease yours more if you would trust that I am carrying ALL of it. Release it,-completely!, – and then experience the peace that goes beyond understanding. Release your grip on things of this earth. I love you and will provide for your every need.
Hear Me tell you loud and clear that you are loved. Your life and purpose are of great value to Me. Assist Me in combating darkness with compassion and healing. Strive to listen to the pain of others and be My Presence in a hurting world. I will stock your reserves with enough supply of tenderness and boldness on the shelves to meet the demand, and I’ll dance joyfully with you when the day’s good labor is done.
Let Me be perfectly clear: no act of harm or injustice done to you goes unnoticed by Me. Just because I call you to love and forgive does not mean I tolerate or excuse injustice. It angers and pains Me more than you can imagine. I weep and cry out and gnash My teeth right alongside you over hurtful acts. Do not be ashamed about voicing what has happened. The world needs to understand wrong from right. I will take care of the healing and the retribution from here. Come into My protective arms now. Just lean in and be comforted.
You know how to do what I have asked. You’ve gained a particular set of skills, knowledge, and experience from all that you’ve been through. I will use every little bit for Good, – even the parts that have hurt the most going through them. Trust Me; I don’t want you to be hurting forever. Rise up, take a deep breath, and remember who you belong to. No child of Mine goes unattended to.
You’ve been wounded. This is real. Vivid, visceral memories that cannot and need not be denied. I give you resiliency and backing to confront evil ways with calm honesty. It doesn’t have to be a fly-off-the-handle rant. Speaking the truth will always be met with some level of adversity by those who cannot tolerate it and want their own control. I am in control, though. My Love is what rules, even over darkness. Once you have spoken your peace, move on. Move forward with Grace on your side, because My Grace calms and validates. My Grace supports you even when others have let you down. My love will heal you to your CORE. Eventually it will be easier to let go of the anger and hurt you feel. All things in due time.