Give Your Shoulders a Break

There is no need for all this distress. Your tendency to hyper-plan and fret only serves to block My Light. I already have the way planned out for you, My child. Don’t waste your energy on needless and excessive worrying. Instead, ask for Grace to wash over you with resulting reassurance. I am a Good and merciful Lord. Let Me bear the burdens and give your shoulders a break. Come to Me and I will ease your pain. No concern goes unnoticed by Me. Breathe, and allow My Light and peace to soothe you. Let Me help carry the load. 

Rest for the Tired

I don’t lead or create you to live a tiresome life. There are far too many well-intentioned but tired Christians out there always overdoing out of some strange approval-seeking from Me. I don’t work that way. My work ethic requires attentiveness to Me and love for your neighbor. Along the way other things will come up, but if they make your head spin or leave you feeling bitter and frazzled, it may mean you’ve lost your focus on one of these two things: love God; love all. I’ll help you sort out the additional tasks that are mounting up; don’t worry about that. Come back to Me. Seek Me with all your heart and you will find Me in your midst. A strange peace will settle over you as My blessings wash over you simply because you’ve turned to Me and let me take the reins. Let Me help you find rest and balance as you focus on loving, purely and simply.  

Move Ahead With Me

You are ready. (More ready than you know). I have been leading, guiding, and strengthening you to prepare you for this day and the tasks before you. You must take this part one day at a time; don’t try to jump ahead. These days cannot be skipped over. There is a process to go through. You are no stranger to good-byes, which are also part of the journey. Lean on Me. My hands are upon your shoulders, giving encouragement, reassurance, and a gentle nudge forward – but My hands never fully release you. I stay in direct contact with you at all times. Move ahead with Me in holy trust. 

Get Out of the Boat

Get out of the boat. Grab My hand and do not let go. Stop clinging to what you think is “safe”. I AM YOUR SAFETY NET. I have so many things destined for you, but you need to be willing to take the leap of faith into new waters. You are a leader by My design and I have been shaping and preparing you, step by step, for what will come next. All anyone needs from you is love. Love those around you today, and this will relieve your anxiety, too. Say yes, and don’t look backwards. 

New Pastures

I will show you the way you need to go. I will lead you and others to fresh, new pastures. Take care of My sheep today and along the way because I have given you shepherding skills to use. Go up to the pastures that are wide and deep and vast. You’ll be able to see things in a fresh, new perspective from this vantage point. There you will find plenty of food, rest, and Light for a balanced lifestyle. I will meet you in this place. Walk slow and steady on your way there, exploring and appreciating one pasture at a time.  

Don’t Be Afraid

Be still. Be at peace. DO NOT BE AFRAID! (Don’t be afraid).

I will not ever leave you or forsake you. You don’t have to be afraid of change. 
I love you with an everlasting love and hold you by your right hand. You will walk steadily along the path of life. 

No matter what happens, hear Me. Even though you don’t know what tomorrow will bring, you can be absolutely sure of your destination and of the fact that I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU and I love you. Soak it in. 

No Darkness That I Cannot Overcome

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. 

Vying for Time in Your Head

Today, try to remove the concerns, worries, comments, and decisions all vying for time in your head. Don’t worry about finding answers and solutions. Come to Me in silence. Rest your weary head. Enjoy My Presence. Let the Light surrounding you FILL you. Picture Me sitting next to you. As you become aware of My Presence, it comforts you. Restoration will result from this exercise. You can be restored to right thinking; – restored of energy and replenished with peace in your Spirit. My Presence is enough to heal you. Choose to believe that all of your needs are being met, and trust will follow. 

Bracing for Difficult Encounters

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.  

Relieve You of Needless Anxiety

You are My wonder! I give you free will to choose how to live. It pleases Me when you demonstrate trust in Me with your choices, but no matter what, I love you.  My plan is meant to support you, not hinder. I love seeing you receptive to trying new things, and being willing to pursue and persist even when the going gets tough. Come to Me with your choices and listen for guidance in the way you may go if you want to be in line with what I had in mind for you. I want to relieve you of needless anxiety this way.