Already Holding Your Pain

Waiting is hard! I see your hurt, but you do not wait alone. Trust in the work of My capable right hand. I cradle you in My other arm while the right hand works on the hearts of others. You can work on forgiving them in advance so that when the time comes, you will be ready to show My love. I am already holding all of your pain. Take comfort in knowing My tender compassion for you is real. Breathe in My all-encompassing Grace, mending that which was once broken. You are bound tightly to Me now; be strengthened and comforted in this unshakable truth. 

Hurt and Forgiveness

People have hurt you. I know, and I ache for both sides. My design longs for unity, but you can only be in charge of yourself. Examine your ways, scrutinizing against any spitefulness and rooting for kindness to take its place. Forgiveness and love are at the heart of the lifestyle I choose for you. You can be bold in calling out the truth of bad behavior, but I caution you on how to do this. Use gentleness and loving intention, aiming for reconciliation. If the other side is not yet ready for this, leave it in My capable hands. You don’t have to address any of this on your own. Leave your hurt with Me. It is time to be released from its grip on your heart so that Peace can be with you, instead. 

Season of Peace

This is the season of Peace. My way is meant to be gentle, kind, and considerate.  So much energy is wasted on imagined conversations or encounters with others, anxiously preparing responses in advance. Let Me handle that for you. You don’t have to be on the defensive with Me in your thoughts. Trust Me to be present in all your interactions with others, allowing My calmness to supersede all else. You can brush off the remains of anger and hurt others caused you or may try to push onto you, knowing it isn’t yours to fix. Show compassion, and leave the rest up to Me to address. 

See Yourself As I See You

Know that I am GOOD. Know that I also fill YOU with Good. Stop disdaining your human mistakes. It hurts Me when I hear you putting yourself down. Embrace yourself, flaws and all, seeing that the Good far outweighs the negative or any frailties. Try to see yourself as I see you. In My Light there is radiant love, appreciation, forgiveness, and complete acceptance. See My view of you, that you may be radiant with JOY. 

Always Choose Love

Choose the most loving reaction you can think of with whatever faces you today. A kind word, an embrace, a pause to react with forgiveness rather than admonition toward another. These are things “of Me”. Whisper to Me throughout the day. Stay connected, gripping tightly to My hand. Always choose love. This, in turn, will bring you Peace. Love heals and sustains like nothing else can. 

Stop Beating Yourself Up

Put away your ways of old. Stop beating yourself up, berating yourself for this or that. Close your eyes, breathe in My peace, and absorb My Light. I want to cover you in Grace and flow freely from you, but you must clear you mind of its clutter in order for Me to do that. Let Me help you. Take each item, one by one, that distracts you, and mindfully place it in My hands. Do it now and throughout the day ahead. You are forgiven for past actions; now it is time to forgive yourself. I can bless you with peaceful gifts and Grace beyond what you alone can imagine! 

Don’t Be Secretly Distressed

I know your thoughts, – every one of them. Don’t think you need to “screen out” what you bring to Me. Hand over your hard thoughts, too: the worries, lusts, fears, passions, and judgemental criticism. Allow Me to help you see them more clearly in the Light. I don’t want you to be secretly distressed by these things. I won’t hate you for your thoughts or struggles. I desire to be with you, guiding your steps and protecting you from cliffs and danger zones. Share it all with Me as the One you love, and be kinder to yourself. You are human, and I created you. I take you even with your mistakes and setbacks. Let Me fill you with My Grace to strengthen you against things that are harmful, providing internal and lasting Peace instead.

My Love is Easy

My love is easy: past wrongs forgiven; gentle kisses on your brow. Tender wishes for you to have a pleasant day. I watch you prepare for the tasks ahead of you and rush off into the flurry of activity. Stop long enough to feel My warmth: genuine and persistent. Unstoppable. Nothing you do can “earn” or “un-earn” My love. See My joy radiating all around you, and rest in My peace. Whatever you most need – joy, peace, or love – is available to you. Follow My ways, and simply offer up a heart of gratitude. 

When You Fall Short

My voice tells you “I love you”: ALL of you. That is hard to hear and fully comprehend, isn’t it? You tend to self-criticize and agonize over mistakes and flaws. While I want you to always try your best, you must realize I’m not mad at you when you fall short of your own expectations. Come running to Me when you trip and fall so that I can bandage your scrapes. Show kindness, forgiveness, and acceptance toward ALL others, even when they fall short of expectations, too. If you’re having a hard time doing this, pray for them. Pray that they are surrounded by My Light and Love. Pray for their wounds and their need for My hand to hold. This simple act will help soften your own heart. BRING ALL TO ME, for I am a loving God abounding in kindness. 

I See Your Pain

I see your pain. I hear your fearful and occasionally agitated voice, and I recognize your wish for peace and love. Remind yourself that I long for you all the day long. Our connection is not “magical”, – it is REAL. My tender heart is yours. My strength is there for you. Seek My kingdom first in your decision-making, and discover that I am there with you all the way through even when life feels painful. Imagine my loving, supportive arms around you in these moments. Hear My tender voice speaking at times through others, too. Utilize thankfulness as a tool to draw closer to Me.