All of that worry and self-criticism is not of My creation nor is it My design for you. I will be with you even through tears being shed. This work to address and overcome anxiety is hard, but oh-so-worth it. As you recognize habits of worry and patterns of critical thought, I can help you sort things out. I am a restorative God. Push out from underneath those dark clouds by grabbing My hand so that I can pull you back into the Light. Make room for My soothing, reassuring words in your head. You are good, valued and lovable. You are Mine!
Listen closely. I am Your loving Father, which means I care ever so deeply about your wounds, worries, and path ahead. I wish I could clear way any trip hazards, but I know you may face some falls. I can’t get in the way of you venturing out on your own. However, I am always before, beside, and behind you, – picking you up and dusting you off. Let Me be your reassuring comforter when you cry out from hurt or pain. Remember that I wait for you to return after a hard day or upsetting experience. I believe in you. I alone can recharge your Spirit, equipping you to get back up and move ahead even stronger than you were before. I’ll help.
I AM walking with you. Let’s stop along the way, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells this day offers. So often you rush rush rush through your day, feeling frantic to finish the tasks but missing the opportunities to catch your breath. Marvel at My works and movement all around you. Stop. Breathe. Right here, right now. Allow me to fill you with calm as you notice moments.
Stop rushing toward the future or next steps. This is putting you at unrest. I will walk with you; that’s all you need to know for now. I cannot reveal future plans for you to see. It must unfold one day, one moment at a time. Like a child beach-combing with his or her parent, I want to see you pick up each seashell or rock treasure in this day, holding it up for My review along the way. Together we can celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of each thing you encounter. Slow your focus down, allowing time for the present moment to unfold its message to you. My Peace I give to you as you practice this powerful discipline.
You don’t have to have it all together all the time. I want you to grow in your capacity to be at peace with not being perfect, or even not being right all the time. When you can recognize My dependable Presence within you it is easier to let go of fears about how you are being perceived. Ego can go out the door, with humility entering in its place at home within you as a peaceful and welcome guest. Others will be drawn to this intriguing style of communication, honestly acknowledging less-than-perfect ways. You are accepted and safe with Me.
Listen to Me. I know life is busy and full of demands. I recognize how full of details your head gets and the tendency to feel panicked about getting it all done. Push the pause button, remembering that I am your sovereign God. I’ll help you muster up the energy and guide you through, one task at a time. Try not to look at piles but instead, examine pieces one by one. Together we will muddle through and you will see how trustworthy My way is. You are never in this alone. I will also send physical help as needed. Trust Me to supply the need while you step back and receive assistance. I will be with you no matter what.
You are burdened by many hard things, but mostly your own torrent of thoughts. I can calm the wind hitting your boat in this hurricane of worry, but it requires great faith and trust on your part. First, ask Me to help – and I don’t mean with a frenzied, frantic cry for “Help!” Rather, use a calm, determined request that lets Me know you trust Me to respond in your best interest. Then, step back and get out of the way while I work on bailing the water. You don’t need to keep reaching back in to grab the bucket as if I’m not doing it effectively or quick enough. Step into this day even with water sloshing at your feet, knowing I will not let you sink. Then laugh with Me about the mess. I know your storms; they come and go. We’ve been through this before. Trust Me again. I won’t abandon ship.
Look to Me to find out what it’s like to be joyful again. In My supportive arms there is no room for distracting worries. Learn to quickly release petty irritations in order to move on to greater peace. I will help you. I’ll reveal choices you can make, moment by moment, that buy into a radiant life versus staying stuck in the gray mire of anxiety. See My words as a radiant neon light beckoning you to “Come this way!” It’s worth the effort to release old hurts or unfounded fears, moving toward the Light. Choose to do whatever it takes to step away from negative habits you long to be rid of.
Walk with Me. Picture Me helping you gain perspective, calmness, and health. I pay attention to you all day; can you spare some time with Me? It is here that you will find peace. I don’t want you agonizing over every decision. Make choices, then leave the outcomes with Me without re-hashing them or mulling them over and over. This small change of habit will bring great reward with remarkable steps toward a more peaceful life. Your journey is meant to be less distracted and more open to creativity, watching life unfold before you rather than cluttering your mind with endless to-do lists and worry over choices made or things of the past. One day at a time, one step at a time, together.
Calming down can be as simple as taking a slow, conscious breath, breathing in My Light, and slowing down your racing thoughts. I equip You. I sustain you. You don’t suffer alone. Step into My boat. See how it is buoyant, seaworthy. Feel the bobble of gentle waves, and allow Me to paddle. Let Me be the captain of the ship. I am steering, – bringing you out into the waves or placing you back onto shore. Let Me transport you wherever you need to be at this time, in this present moment. Trust that I have the power to guide with your best interest in mind. Lay down your oars, sailor. I am guiding you home.