I have mapped out a course uniquely designed for you. It’s a topographical map, with bumps and ridges as well as patches of smooth green. I am with you in all of it -climbing the heights and crossing the valleys. Try viewing it all as beautiful, not arduous or “too hard”. As your personal trail Guide, we will take steps in a doable pace. Follow Me with whole-hearted trust and inquisitiveness for what is around the corner. Envision Goodness unfolding all the way.
Clouds in life come and go, but My Light is always present, shining through and beyond them. You don’t have to be so weighed down by the clouds when they are present. Remember that the clouds are always in motion, moving on. Eventually you will feel the Light again. You will get through this. Trust My constant warmth, accessible even under cloud cover. Know that I am with you always, and no darkened experiences can take away our bond.
Speak to Me of your heart’s desire. You are of great value to Me, and what you want is important to Me. I am a loving God who cares about your happiness, too. You don’t have to serve to a point of depletion or resentment. Come to Me and find rest, returning to a place of joy again. Let Me help you find your way there. I love you more than enough to attend to your deepest longing. Seek Me; trust Me. Become even more aware of My love for you.
Don’t be in such a hurry to rush off into your busy day. Hang with Me for a while, absorbing My peaceful pace. Slow your busy mind, training it to seek My calming thoughts. Start with the soothing reminder that ALL IS WELL because I have you in the palm of My hand. Nothing is insurmountable. I am with you and for you. Enter this day at ease because you are Mine, fully equipped for whatever is laid out before you.
You are Mine for all times: in good and even in suffering. Even though no one knows your internal hurt and worries, I do. My intimate awareness of how you suffer deep inside is what makes Me God. I weep with you when you are grieving. I recognize the disappointment you keep silently to yourself. My holy heart aches with yours. Let My intense awareness and attentiveness be your source of comfort today. There is no need to “save face” around Me. Let Me help bear the wounded truth you carry deep within, and trust Me to be your Healing God. I make Goodness arise out of ashes, sadness, and disappointment.
Be thirsty for life with Me. When you find yourself craving something, – food, beverages, attention, prestige, material things, – choose for a moment to acknowledge that I am a God who provides. There is peace of mind that transpires in this holy transaction of thought. I always provide enough for you in 24-hour increments. If you are left still feeling unsatisfied, consider turning your desire over to Me for examination and input. Waiting for things to come from heavenly realms may re-shape what you desire. Let Me curb your hunger in ways that truly satisfy beyond what you can imagine.
Waiting is hard! I see your hurt, but you do not wait alone. Trust in the work of My capable right hand. I cradle you in My other arm while the right hand works on the hearts of others. You can work on forgiving them in advance so that when the time comes, you will be ready to show My love. I am already holding all of your pain. Take comfort in knowing My tender compassion for you is real. Breathe in My all-encompassing Grace, mending that which was once broken. You are bound tightly to Me now; be strengthened and comforted in this unshakable truth.
Your life-pace appears loaded with too much to take care of. Despite outward appearances that the volume is too overwhelming, you and I can handle it together. Don’t let yourself fall into a trap of feeling incapable. Intentionally take a slower pace, allowing a sense of calm to rule. Let’s go at this one piece at a time. Be amazed at the end of the day on how well things work out when you trust Me to help.
People have hurt you. I know, and I ache for both sides. My design longs for unity, but you can only be in charge of yourself. Examine your ways, scrutinizing against any spitefulness and rooting for kindness to take its place. Forgiveness and love are at the heart of the lifestyle I choose for you. You can be bold in calling out the truth of bad behavior, but I caution you on how to do this. Use gentleness and loving intention, aiming for reconciliation. If the other side is not yet ready for this, leave it in My capable hands. You don’t have to address any of this on your own. Leave your hurt with Me. It is time to be released from its grip on your heart so that Peace can be with you, instead.
It’s so important that you take a day of rest. Your world bombards you with a constant stream of electronics and pressures, all vying for your attention. I call you to put down your phone and quiet your busy mind. Use all of your senses taking in this day and moment. See color, feel temperature and movement, take time to truly taste each bite. Touch the things and people I place before you today with eye-opening wonder. See how enlivened you become when you use a day of rest like this to be rejuvenated and restored.