Setbacks

Let’s look at your setbacks together today. Weep with Me as you grieve the pieces that didn’t go as you expected or hoped for. It’s okay and natural to be sad or even annoyed when that happens. Once you’ve acknowledged your emotions, aim your sights on joyful anticipation for what I have in store around the corner. Some setbacks come from trying to make things happen before their time. Instead of pushing the envelope using your own means of control, step back in faith and trust Me to be in charge. I have Good plans in mind for you and they will unfold in due time.

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Needed Right Where You Are

You are blessed beyond measure, and held up in worth. I value you and have entrusted you with leadership skills and kindness. You are needed right where you are today. It’s okay to acknowledge your dependence on Me, stepping back and handing Me the reins of control. Let Me lead you as you lead others. When I become the ultimate Guide of your choices, routes and plans, you can sit in the passenger seat at ease while I drive. Allow Me to take you to places unknown, with you safely belted in. Enjoy the views along the way, soaking in how much easier life feels when you allow Me to be at the helm. Today is GOOD and all is well. You can trust Me!

Release Things to Me

You know what is good for you? Releasing things to Me to handle. There are so many situations and concerns that are not your responsibility to “fix”, no matter how well-intentioned you are. I see you trying hard to plan, forecast, and prepare for the yet-to-be-known. Take a deep breath, then exhale your imaginings about the future, blowing them in My direction. I am assisting in every situation, helping to bring about Goodness – I promise! Allow yourself to ponder only the present, and leave the future to Me. In practicing this you can find peace again.

I Make Things Fall Into Place

Ask Me to help quiet your busy mind. Breathe in the peace and calm I surround you with. Picture that My intentions for you are Good. When you release your futile attempts to control things around you, you can then realize I help make things fall into place. Much of your stress can be whisked away. Yes, you will have daily challenges, struggles, and limitations, but elect to rise above them on the rock I provide. Step up with My perspective and take view of My Grace, which will always aid you in resolving the matter of the moment. When you feel most flustered by all that is coming at you, stand still and recognize I am at your side. Nothing can stand against us. 

Take Control of Your Thoughts

No one and nothing can stop My plans for your life from being fulfilled in My timing. You know how I taught you “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Take this advice seriously. Take control of your anxious thoughts that try to spiral you downward. Identify the concerns as they arise, then release them fully to Me. Abandon the lifestyle filled with futuristic, unwarranted worries and live in My Presence, instead. This With-God life will help you find joy in the land of the living.

The Speed of Activity

You’ve got plenty going on right now. Whether it’s slowing down or ramping up, let Me be the one who leads the pace. You’ve heard “timing is everything”, and “God-speed”. Let these phrases boost you with enough energy or patience to do what’s needed  just for today. Really try staying in the present, trusting My timing and the speed of activity required of you. You don’t have to be intimidated when things are moving fast, nor do you have to feel agonized when life moves too slow for your taste. This is the perfect time to breathe in trust and exhale confidence in Me. Together with Me, it will all be just right.

Wanting To Console You

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.

Avoid Preoccupation With Future Things

You can avoid preoccupation with future things. Don’t let yourself get tripped up with obsessive thoughts about situations and results that may never actually occur. Stay close to Me, your Shepherd. I know what is over the horizon. Let Me lead you on steady paths. Please, don’t try to race ahead in your thoughts or actions. You’ll only waste precious energy and create needless worry for yourself. Enjoy resting at My feet for a while. Allow Me to take over the planning for tomorrow, and the day after that. Enjoy the scenery of where I have brought you to today. 

Allowing Changes

All around you change is happening. Don’t be afraid of this; I plan it for Good. Stop all of your own attempts at planning or controlling and release yourself fully into My care arrangements specifically designed for you. By allowing changes to unfold with acceptance on your part, the way will be easier and more clear to see. Find peace as you practice this level of trust in Me. 

Be Flexible Today

I’m preparing you to start this day. You’ve wrapped your head tightly around your to-do list, but I may have other things in store. I ask you to be flexible today, open to how I want to work in your life. I know how releasing your grip of control makes you nervous, but as you place child-like trust in Me you will see how much easier I make the work ahead. Let go of your worries, investing confidence in Me and My Good plans in store for you.