Look for My hand in the unexpected today. In silent observation, take note of how I call you to act, respond, interact, or receive, – learning to recognize that it may be precisely the unexpected change in plan where My greatest works are being accomplished. Take note of how I supply all you need: patience, endurance, compassion, persistence, energy, then rest. I will equip you fully in this day. Practice trusting Me in these experiences and you will find My peace that goes beyond understanding.
The world has many discomforts: physical pain, weather changes, emotional distress, financial worries, relationship strains, grief & loss…I know them all. Come to Me so I can soothe you. I am a loving God who can heal the slightest irritations to the deepest trauma wounds. Hang in there; healing can take a long time. Take heart and reach out to hands there to help sort it out and make things new. Even in uncomfortable times, I will help you endure and move forward. Reach for Me to steady you when the weight and winds make you off-kilter. My way is safe and secure.
Show love through your face and you can’t go wrong. Demonstrate genuine interest in others. Try to set aside your own agendas, trusting Me to guide both the path and the outcomes today. You’ll move easier this way, anticipating that we’ll meet in every encounter. Operating with this mindset, you won’t have to be so scared of people. Remember, “If God is for us, who can be against?” I have led you to each situation today. You can choose to trust My design and bank on the idea that it’s meant for Good purposes. You don’t have to see the full picture to know I’ve got it covered. Just be yourself, – transparent and personable, – the way I created you.
Reach out to the lonely. Use My kind of eyes to notice the fragile threads of people’s lives. Pay attention to those who feel unaccompanied or disconnected. It doesn’t require much to pause and connect with eye contact, a consoling nod, or sharing a genuine word of encouragement. I will shed light on opportunities to take time and notice others. Recognize the Light in you that provides strength and guidance on holy paths. You are not too broken to be My hand in the world.
Kindness. This is the gift I seek for you to know and to give. A word that sustains. A listening ear. Hear My voice whispering soft lullabies of reassurance to you. Experience My tender touch on your life, wrapping you in soft blankets. Be gentle and kind with yourself and others in this hurried and hurting world.
Let Me reach you in the mundane. If something you are working on seems dull and repetitive, try looking a little deeper at how you contribute to the benefit of others through these menial tasks. Every time you fold a load of laundry, wash a dish, pack a lunch, respond to an email…you do it for Me and for the good of all. See My purpose in the little things you do and take comfort knowing everything you do out of love MATTERS. It matters to Me and is therefore important for My world. You are valued and needed.
Put your trust in Me. I am involved in your life, already at work. Good things are coming your way. Do work that exalts My name. I need your strength of voice and character and spirit to lead others. Don’t confuse people’s unhappiness as being a sign that you are doing something wrong or not doing enough. Show love just as I have love for you. Let Me take care of the outcomes, knowing I am involved in their life, too. You can still be happy without feeling guilty that others are not.
I can pick up the pieces of your shattered heart. Let Me take all of the factors that caused it to break: hurt, disappointment, and self-blame. The hardest one to mend is the self-blame. You worry so much about every detail in retrospect, but I call you to focus FORWARD. When you spend so much time looking back with regret and shame, I cannot lead you ahead. Entrust Me with what was in the past, leaving it behind you. I place you with a clean slate in the present, – forgiven. Step into the day open to possibility and change. Redirect your thoughts when they try to slip back into habits of self-blame and regret, pointing your sights ahead instead to follow My aim for you.
What will it take for you to love yourself more? You don’t have to wait for the next accomplishment or compliment to come your way. If you remain stuck in habits of constant self-criticism it will be hard for love to stick to you. Tell that ego-driven mind to settle down and not be fed by lies. Remind yourself that you are loved, lovable, and likable right now, -just as you are and just as I designed you to be. This doesn’t have to “earned”; it is the truth. Embrace your Light within. Let My love rule and heal your capacity for self-love.
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.