‘Do not let your heart be discouraged’. Your emotions are real, and allowable. Difficult times will swell up now and then, and it’s reasonable and normal to feel things like distress, anxiety, sadness, or annoyance. By the phrase ‘do not let your heart be discouraged’, I am not saying don’t feel discouragement. Instead, I am guiding you to still acknowledge the truth of how you feel, but to also place it before Me to help you handle. I’m asking you to not let it rule your day or consume your thoughts. Instead, ‘let your heart be reassured’: I’m here, and I’m with you and for you, always.
Kindness: show it, accept it, receive it from Me. I understand your annoyance, hurt, and anger. Your emotions are reasonable. It’s what you do with them that matters. Attend to the hurt responsibly. Figure out what is beneath the anger, then learn how to express that constructively with loving and good intentions behind the message. Walk away if and when needed. You don’t have to be reactive to everything that stirs up your dander. Come to Me as the Great Counselor. I’ll help. Together let’s prayerfully process everything so I can soothe and calm you. I’ll give you ideas for what to say and when and how to do it.