Why are you so stirred up? Instead of picturing things “falling apart”, set the stage in your mind as if everything is “falling into place”. That’s how I work. Ultimately, things DO work out. I know it’s hard to see that in the middle of the storms and chaos of life. Be still for a moment, though, and recognize that I am God and I am at work. Take the pressure off by performing only for Me and My outcomes. My standards might be different than your expectations. It’s okay to lighten up and let things go, even if it’s not in the direction you thought it would go. All things will work out in the end. Relax into that concept today and see how your anxiety dissipates.
#nomoreanxiety; #lightenup; #trustGodsplan
Do you love Me enough to go where I ask today? I know you are tired. I see your fatigue. Nothing goes unregistered by Me. Take some of that pressure off your shoulders simply by acknowledging My supply. I give ever-enough to get you through the day, every day. You don’t have to feel responsible for everything all the time. (I know how you think). Let Me be in charge, and you just follow along. Before you know it, things will get done. All will be well.
#AllisWell; #GodSupplies; #nomoreanxiety
It’s OK to go slowly today. You don’t have to rush into, through, or out of things. Take your time, noticing the little things you might otherwise have missed if you hurried. Appreciate that My hand is at work in, through, and around you, – moment by moment. See how calming this is, and how it eliminates anxiety. All is well.
#alliswell; #mindfulness; #GodsPlan
I am reaching for you, – standing right here, – facing you. Open your eyes and heart to greet Me. Say yes to My invitation allowing Me to console you like no other can. I know you’ve been hurt. I can’t protect you from all pain caused by others in this world, but I can lift you out of it. It may require walking away from hurtful situations. When it is time, I will make the move and signal your way through. Follow My lead. Hold on to the fact that I will never leave your side. With Me, you are safe again.
#Hurtandhealing; #GodsHelp; #nomoreanxiety
I am aiming you toward a slower pace. When you have less activity going on you can be more observant. My Love arrives not because of your performance or accomplishments. Rather, it arrives by Grace in moments of time glimpsed here and there. You’ll miss its impact when you are too busy or frantic to take notice. Be grateful for less mobility right now. Come, hang out with Me in the stillness, observing what begins to stand out and make sense to you. My gifts will arrive most clearly in your slowing.
‘Do not let your heart be discouraged’. Your emotions are real, and allowable. Difficult times will swell up now and then, and it’s reasonable and normal to feel things like distress, anxiety, sadness, or annoyance. By the phrase ‘do not let your heart be discouraged’, I am not saying don’t feel discouragement. Instead, I am guiding you to still acknowledge the truth of how you feel, but to also place it before Me to help you handle. I’m asking you to not let it rule your day or consume your thoughts. Instead, ‘let your heart be reassured’: I’m here, and I’m with you and for you, always.
When you sit with Me, pushing the pause button on the rest of the day, it’s easier to experience how calming My Presence can be. Take the effort to pause, making the time to rest in My Light and comfort long enough to reassure you. No matter what lies ahead in this day or the next, you don’t have to live frantically driven by anxiety anymore. You can live cupped in the palm of My hands, steadying you and bracing you for the things you face. Gratitude will flow easily from this. No matter what, I’ll be there, giving exactly enough comfort and strength to accept and bear what is.
Days like this, -when you are aware of and trusting in Me – are glorious and a true blessing. I can do many things with, for, and through you when you are in a calmer state like this. Anxiety unnecessarily eats up energy and obstructs concentration. The opposite is resting in trust, confident that I am with and for you and “all is well”. Let that be today’s truth and cornerstone for you.
Don’t forget about Me. I know it’s easy to get caught up in thoughts and activities, inadvertently pushing awareness of Me to the back burner of your mind. Find ways to move Me to the front: notes, visual aides, intentional activities, and rituals help like lighting a candle or posting a note. The more you “invest” in awareness of Me and the help I have constantly available for you, the more calm and focused you’ll become as a result. Put Me in charge of your day, seeking to know, see, and experience all I have in store for you. Notice what this does to your Spirit, helping you manage anxiety. My aim is for Goodness and I long for you to partner with Me in every moment of it.
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.