You are tired and uncomfortable. I’m not a distant God watching all of this without concern. The reverse is true: I am intimately aware of your needs, working behind the scenes to attend to each one. Lay your weary head on My shoulder. As you turn to Me for rest, realize how many burdens you have laid upon your shoulders. Give them over to Me, – fully, – knowing it’s not all up to you to fix. Trust Me to be in charge of your life, and feel the stress load begin to lift. Taking one thing at a time you can move forward into your day, lightened by our companionship.
I see and feel the way pressure grips your heart as you start this day. Take a deep breath of reassurance and hold it. I can calm the stress once you realize and remind yourself that I’m the One in charge. This takes a willful act of trust, allowing yourself to be led by Me instead of trying to figure it all out on your own. Inhale confidence in My capacity to provide. Breathe out old ways of worry. Let’s work together on releasing pressure through faith in My love and plan for you.
You are special to Me. I am so pleased with you! You are very hard on yourself and this breaks My heart. Don’t fall into the trap of needless anxiety or unwarranted shame. I call you to a life that THRIVES! Abundant life, filled with Goodness. Face your days with eyes seeking and anticipating My Goodness. This perspective is critical to your capacity to receive. Thwart the tendency to worry or over-plan for potential disaster. Smash those worries with a rock of confidence in My powerful plan for Goodness. Be bold and purposeful on this path.
Linger with Me for a while. Don’t rush off into your day without our time together because you need My love and encouragement to help settle down your anxious heart. All of your worries calm down when you stop long enough to realize I am your God. I am taking care of all your needs. There’s not a single thing I won’t address with and for you. When mini-panics start to arise, hand the details over to Me. Remember I’ve placed you wherever you are today for a purpose and a plan. Muster up confidence knowing I need you right where you are. I’m supplying everything that is essential to get things accomplished lovingly and thoroughly.
There are small, anxious battles waging for control in your mind. I can and will help you focus and conquer them. My intent for you is to have full peace of mind. You can get there moment by moment. It takes an act of will to place all of your cares and fears before Me. Trust that I am working things out for your good. I am a loving God, capable of all things. Nothing is too big for Me. Breathe in My Grace filling you with confidence and calm. Peace I leave with you, given freely.
Getting rid of unnecessary guilt is key to finding peace. Stop thinking you are so responsible for everything. You can’t control the outcomes of every situation, nor do I expect that from you. Work on recognizing when you are taking unnecessary blame on yourself. Sometimes all your effort still produces disappointing results. You can’t fix others emotions. Show that you care through your love, but release the desire to control outcomes. Hand that part over to Me because I know what I’m doing. Be kinder to yourself. I recognize your good intentions, and I love you.
If you’re in a fragile state, remember that it’s okay – you are safe with Me. I’m right here to reassure and console your tender heart. Wrap yourself in My fleecy blanket of love, taking time out to rest. (Sometimes a little nap is all you need). Remain in the comfort of My Presence while I attend to you fully. Let Me serve you a banquet of kindness and understanding until you are calmed again. All is well, and you can, indeed, carry on.
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.