You are so hard on yourself sometimes. I don’t judge you harshly, My beloved child. That part you must own and work to change. I call you to face your world-damaged heart, recognizing the inaccurate criticism blown out of proportion, and eliminate those hurtful and shaming ways you speak to yourself. Ask Me to help you reach in to be reassured and consoled. Love of self does not mean being selfish or egotistical. Rather, love of self is a call to recognize your Divine beauty; your inherently unique traits and attributes I wish to be confidently utilized and cherished. Choosing to love yourself honors Me. You are sacred and valued.
You know the sting of pain and hurt. You’ve seen deep disappointment and frustration, especially lately. I am with you in all of it, but that can sound like a hollow phrase. Listen to it again, picturing Me right in front of you and speaking these words with the truest compassion and most sincere commitment possible on My Glorious face: “I am with you in ALL of it!” Not just in bits and pieces or here and there. I was with you back then, I’m with you now, and I”ll be with you when the next thing comes along. Look to Me for help and comfort. I am already there, offering My hand for your peace of mind.
I detect that note of sadness inside, – well-hidden from others’ observation. You can come to Me in that vulnerable space because I get it. I know exactly what you are missing, grieving, and disappointed by. It’s okay to be sad like that. I never see it as a sign of weakness. Allow Me to console you, just being near and sitting in that pool of grief together. Soon I will help you rise above it all. There is a season for everything, and joy will come in the morning.
I know you are struggling. There are many challenges facing you and they are blocking your capacity to see Me or be aware of My Presence. I can only try to reassure you I am here…it’s up to you to release those concerns to Me. Once you do, you will see Me more clearly, but I cannot take them from your grip. I designed you to be independent in your choices with that. How I ache for you, – wanting to console you. I am powerfully able to provide for your every need. Please, entrust your whole self and all of your burdens and cares to Me. Trust My ability to care for you completely.
In My Presence you are made well. Instead of scrutinizing your every discomfort, brush away the negativity. Fend it off with loving self-talk and reassuring reminders that in God’s image you are A-OK and you can get better. You are not too broken. Make a conscious choice to say “God is with me, so I can get through anything.” Physical discomfort, emotional pain, and spiritual distress are all subject to My Healing. Turn to Me to be made well.
I see the tears that sting your eyes in private. It’s okay to cry in front of Me. It would be unreasonable to expect your life to be devoid of hurt or sorrow because real pain happens. When tears stem from grief or worry, let Me help with that. I will sit with you as long as you need until your breathing slows and your guard lets down. Let Me be your protector, comforter, and guide. You’ll never have to face anything alone. Lean into My loving Presence and know with confidence that I’ll help get you through.
You know how to show love, but other’s don’t always get it. I see you working hard to maintain connections in relationships that are bruised. Sometimes it’s okay to pull back temporarily and stay out of situations when people are draining you. Come to Me for replenishment. I will calm your frazzled nerves and soothe your aching heart. I will show you the way to love again. With My help and Grace you will be able to rise above past offenses and be forgiving and accepting of others even when they “don’t get it”. I do. I see your Good intentions and will bless your path because of it.
Why do you stress out with mental replays of the day before or past interactions? What’s done is done. Regretting that you didn’t do more or say the right thing won’t help. Nestle into My reassuring arms, trusting Me to make something Good come out of everything. I suggest that when anxious thoughts creep up, train yourself to say, “What I did was enough. God will take care of the rest.” The hardest part is choosing to believe this very truth. Be consoled by the fact that you don’t have to fix everything. Offer Me your best and I will do whatever mending is needed.
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.
Let Me be perfectly clear: no act of harm or injustice done to you goes unnoticed by Me. Just because I call you to love and forgive does not mean I tolerate or excuse injustice. It angers and pains Me more than you can imagine. I weep and cry out and gnash My teeth right alongside you over hurtful acts. Do not be ashamed about voicing what has happened. The world needs to understand wrong from right. I will take care of the healing and the retribution from here. Come into My protective arms now. Just lean in and be comforted.