Never Have to Earn My Love

Why do you see yourself as “undeserving” or disappointing to Me? Do you think I am counting up pluses and minuses with your every thought and action, tallying them, and only when you are “ahead” will you be worthy of My love and delight in you? I embrace you without accomplishments, – even when you are resting. I want you to practice doing LESS until you can solidly recognize My Love stays regardless of imperfections or outcomes. I love you, flawed and human as you are, -even when you are emotional or moody. Linger with Me in stillness and idleness, allowing your innermost self to realize the depth of My love for you. You never have to “do” or “be” a certain way to earn My love. 

Take a Break from Obsessing

Whatever is burdening you, I urge you to set it down. Take a break from obsessing about it or trying to fix it. Put it next to you on the table and come sit with Me for a bit, instead. Relax in My Presence, – experiencing a return of calm and peacefulness. Even if this is only momentary before you scramble to pick it all back up, remember that you can take a break from fretting as often as you need to. I will be waiting, each time. 

Lighten Up on Self-Criticism

Think of the word “softness” today. You can tread lightly wherever you walk, – not driven to impose on others but being gently present instead. I am not hard on you, but you often are on yourself. It hurts when Me when you do that and I ache for you to show more self-compassion, too. Try going softly today – especially lightening up on the self-criticism. You are loved fully by Me, exactly as you are. 

Why Are You So Down On Yourself?

Why are you so down on yourself? Don’t you know My mighty love for you yet? You are CHERISHED by Me. Pluck your head up and let Me tilt your chin toward My gaze. It is not a look of consternation that I give to you. Behold My utter love – unconditional! – for you. Stop placing so much demand on yourself to perform and accomplish all the time. You need more time standing in front of Me while you learn to recognize the truth. Shed the habits of self-blame and self-criticism. Replace them with a new habit of intentionally receiving My ultimate Grace, Love, and forgiveness. You are my lovable child no matter what. 

The Great Healer

I am the Great Healer touching every wound and soreness. You are dealing with illness and stress; parts of your body are struggling. Discomfort and worry are vying for time in your head. Sit still. Breathe. Really, – breathe deep and relax, clearing your mind out and being present in front of Me. I am watching over you. Whatever needs to be revealed will be shown in due time. Worrying about it won’t help; trusting Me will! I attend to all things – even your uncomfortable symptoms. Picture Me as physician, listening and attending to your description of whatever concerns you. Do what you can to be healthy and well, and let Me take care of the rest. 

Work at Being Peaceful

It’s okay if you have to work at being peaceful. Your active mind tugs at your efforts, and the world calls you to constant distraction. This is why I teach things like “being present in the moment” and the importance of slowing down. Being at peace requires an intentional choice to pause and meet Me in the present. One glance My way and you will be better able to recognize that all is well. Peace results from a deep will to trust in Me. My Goodness overrides all else in the world. My love for you is real. 

I’ll Help Sort Things Out

I am not a dismissive God. The things you think about are not considered too trivial for My listening ear. Let Me love your tender heart and anxious thoughts today. Please don’t view Me as a critical judge of you. Instead, see Me as a compassionate, attentive, and accepting God. Only then can you begin to release the things that bind you. Using skillful hands, I’ll help sort things out. Let Me take over your worries about the hard stuff so that you can concentrate with peace of mind. Focus only on that which is placed before you today, letting Me take care of the rest.