Remember that you are Mine, and I am the Light of the world. My Presence is all-pervasive. There is no area of darkness that I cannot overcome. I am a protective God, too. My Grace overflows to help with the things that matter most. Wash yourself in this Grace and see if that doesn’t help clear your mind. I will help you focus and show you the way you should go, all in due time.
My precious, precious child – why do you get so anxious? I will not leave or abandon you – EVER. If you feel fearful, lost, or alone, – wondering “which way to go”, – turn to look up at Me as I take your hand reassuringly and confidently. Think of Me as your guardian and trust Me fully, – that I will lead you on exactly where you need to go. Keep your gaze upon Me whenever your steps feel unsteady or unsafe. My hand will pull you up upon the rocks of higher ground. Enjoy the walk; don’t try to run ahead of Me without My guidance. Slow down, and go at My pace, – one day at a time. You will find great peace in doing so.
How can you question the GOOD in yourself so much? If only you could see as I see – what a marvelous sight to behold. Yes, I am talking to YOU. Take stock of the goodness and strength I have created in you. Trust me to water your garden and feed you the nutrients you need to FLOURISH. But you must take good care of yourself, as well. Be mindful of how you act, speak, and think – the choices you make to build up rather than criticize and to be healthy instead of indulging in harmful pleasures. I need you to be strong and healthy to fulfill My purpose I designed in you for this day. Take it one day at a time.
Flaws and all, I have made you uniquely and I am IN you. My children often forget that Goodness. You have MY genes in you! That’s what makes you “in My image”. Head into this day realizing you are more like Me than you’ve given yourself credit for in the past. You take after Me. You resemble Me with your mannerisms, wit, grace, style,and kindness. Take the best traits in Me and make them all part of you today. You can come by it naturally. It won’t be hard.
I see you, and I know your heart. You are weary from the frenzied thoughts always trying to plan for the unexpected, control the unknown, and fix things beyond your control. You are tired of bracing yourself for difficult encounters so often. You desire peace and reconciliation, but both feel beyond your grasp. Hear Me reminding you that you simply do not have to bear or do all of this on your own. Rest your weary head on My all-capable, consoling shoulders. Lean in to Me with your wounded, anxious heart. I am the Giver of all Good, and I intend to mend the torn tapestry within your life. I want your beautiful, colorful, intricate fabric to be on full display, brightening the room. The few frayed edges merely speak of a life well-worn. There is nothing to hide, nothing you have to keep bracing for all alone. Use My grace to find strength and confidence within.
This is the day the Lord has made. I ask you to be glad and rejoice in it. Don’t let simple worries or spinning imaginings of “what if’s” take away your capacity to be content in the moment. I am your God, and I desire to bring about good things including justice and kindness. Bring me an act of love or a glad heart as your worship offering today.
I call you to BIG THINGS. Don’t be overwhelmed! Every day leads you on clearer paths to the work you’ve been destined by Me to do. When I open doors, it’s because you are ready. My timing is perfect, so walk or leap with complete faith and trust. There’s no need to feel tentative or hesitant. By trusting Me with all that is in store, you can boldly move forward. The anxious ways of your former mind can melt away in My trusted hands of healing and hope.
I give you your daily bread, with provisions for everything needed to sustain you in this day. Don’t jump too far ahead with your planning, though, – otherwise you might overlook the things I have in store for you today! Simple joys, moments with gorgeous views…receive these little delights as love-messages from Me. I am already working in your life in and through time. If it feels like I’m calling you to do a lot, remember that I don’t ask you to go solo. Nothing you do, think, need, or say goes unnoticed by Me, your Provider of all. Take this bread and eat it, remembering and acknowledging Me as sovereign over every aspect of your life.
I am not only near, I am already here! I haven’t “arrived just in time”; in fact, I’ve been here all along. You can stop your panicked ways with My help. Shhhh. Quiet your mind and hone in on this moment with Me, your Savior. Use this reassuring mantra to calm you from within: I am here. I am here. The God who loves you is here. Everything will get done in due time, and today is included in that plan. Let’s step into this day together, purposefully.
Do your best. That’s an offer in gold for Me. I don’t ask for perfection from you or anyone else. Using the skills I designed in you to the best of your ability is an act of grateful worship. I’m perfectly okay with mistakes. Keep offering your best, knowing that you are enough for Me, exactly as you are!