Be Encouraged

I have words of inspiration and encouragement for you today. Words of reassurance that I make all things new! Whatever is troubling you or weighing you down, let Me have a go at it. I tear down walls and rebuild bridges. You know Me. Our history shows that I am a God who parts waters, washing the hostility away behind you as I bring you to new ground. Be encouraged, and allow Me to give you vision with a new perspective. I am the God who renews and regenerates. Take it in.

Don’t Numb Out

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.

Give Me a Chance

You can put your hope in Me. I know you are leery, though. Life circumstances and hurtful encounters have made you retreat into self-protection. When you distance yourself from others, though, you actually distance yourself from Me. Give Me a chance to love you again, – even through others. Draw near and see what happens. My mighty hand of healing and love can work miracles. Start with an ounce of hope and mix it with a splash of belief that things can get better. Allow Me the opportunity to work in your life like that. I am a trustworthy God.

Stop Over-Thinking Things

In My hands. All of it is in My hands. You can stop over-thinking things by focusing on that phrase. No detail goes unnoticed or unrecognized by Me. I am intimately aware of all your concerns as well as your habits of worry. I love you and am tenderly and gently holding every fragment of your life and mind. Shush now, My child. All is well. You don’t have to be so afraid.

Don’t Let the Task-Master Rule

There is much to be said for slowing down. In a fast-paced world there is little room for awareness of My Presence and My reign over you and all of life. Don’t let the task-master ways in you rule. Step back, often, and pause to listen – acknowledging My ways and recognizing My deep love for you. Be especially mindful of that today. Let Me bring peace back to your heart and mind.

Throw Guilt Out

Allow Me to bless you with simple pleasures today. I am a God who calls all to BE RESTORED. I know life can feel overwhelming and burdensome at times, so it is important to enjoy a reprieve now and then. Don’t feel guilty about this. In fact, throw guilt out the door because it has no place in My God-driven life plan for you. Replace any tendency toward guilt with inspiration as I call you to attend to matters of My choosing. Let Me lavish you with some Goodness today so you can in turn share compassion, kindness, and generosity with others in Spirit, attitude, and through whatever means I distribute into your care.

Peace Beyond Reasoning

I wish you could grasp My ways. I call you to a life of peace beyond reasoning. Try it: in this moment, consider that ALL IS WELL. Rest in the fact that as you lay your life before Me, allowing Me to have full control so that My kingdom can be built upon earth as it is in heaven, – you can become overjoyed with your part in this Divine Purpose. Lay your worries at My feet. Push them aside and concentrate on being with Me. Reign in your tendency to try and forecast or fix the future. Concentrate on the simplicity of this moment where you and I are ONE. 

Grace-Filled Mercy

Your presence to others has a great deal of meaning in their lives. You are My representative, you know. Each time you show gentleness, compassion, and attentiveness to others I am reflected in your eyes. Grace-filled mercy can pour forth from your lips when you speak life-giving words of hope or encouragement. Pay attention to how I nudge you into action, and don’t be surprised if you are on the receiving end, too. I don’t just “use you”; I care for you, – always. Be replenished through these interactions, – Grace washing over wounds like a gentle stream, whisking away sorrow, hurt, and fear.  

The Most Unbearable Burden

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. 

I Move That Way in Your Life

Take notice of the breeze. Sometimes it picks up, moving fast and rustling things around you. Other times it pauses with complete stillness. I move that way in your life. You won’t necessarily be able to know how I am moving, but I have a plan. If life feels flustered it might be My Spirit bringing winds of change. Other times I may be calling you to stay put. You can be calm either way, knowing I love you. Rely on Me  to be in control. You don’t have to see, know, or understand everything in order to be at peace. Work on trusting Me in whatever way the wind blows.