When Things Go Wrong

It’s so easy to be upset when things seem to be “going wrong”. Petty annoyances, body aches and pains, interruptions to your plans, household equipment breaking down. For perspective, though, take note that things are only truly wrong if dark forces are put in charge,  like when people are enticed to take part in evil deeds or when dishonesty creates a separate world of activity, luring people away from My Light. Put your cares in this perspective. Consider if what you are worried about is a small matter that will pass or a dark matter that can bring you to a dangerous place. Lift all your cares to Me and ask Me to be put in charge. This will help combat true darkness. Look to Me; I can heal any circumstance.

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.

Envision Light All Around

Envision Light all around. Protective Light. Light more powerful than any dark forces encroaching on you. My Light surrounds you from every angle. Surrounded by Me, you need not be afraid. Let your sadness be cradled in My arms…your fears be cupped in My hands. Hear Me whisper, “I am with you! I am here.” Not one speck or shard from the broken pieces goes unnoticed by Me. I pick each up delicately and will use it elsewhere. Eventually Light will come even from the reflection of those shards.

Lean On The Sturdy Base

I have told you this before, but it bears repeating: lean on Me. When you are weak, confused, worried, or angry, – lean on the sturdiness of My cross that bears all things. Wrap your arms and your mind tightly around its base when the winds of adversity blow at gale-force. I am steady, sturdy, and strong.  Nothing can bend or break Me or you as we work together, in bonded union against the hard stuff of life. When you are holding on to this solid truth, knowing I am with and for you and I will never abandon you, you will be protected from the blustery forces trying to tell you otherwise.

No Need To Be Defensive

You are tired. I need you to quiet your thoughts and listen to Me. It is time to replenish the well. Doing so will help your anger dissipate, too. There is no need to be on the defensive. Walk with Me. Bring Me into each encounter. Find that My Presence holds the stillness and calming you need. As you use My gentle eyes, you will be more compassionate and forgiving with others, recognizing that behind their aggression is fear and insecurity. I am watching and involved. My Goodness will permeate here.

Trust Me On This

I know you’ve tried: tried to listen, tried to resolve the problems. I was there and I know your good intent. Trust Me on this: I make all things new. I leave you My peace, which is not always peace as the world sees. Trust your instincts and know that Goodness lies in doing My will, even if you can’t yet see positive outcomes. I am at work in the world and in you.

Prayerful Exercise

Just as your body needs exercise to stay well, so does your mind and Spirit. Devoting time for prayerful exercise, working on being calm and building muscles of trust in Me daily, will do much for your wellness. Watch your attitude match your capability as you head into the day, facing the unknown with complete trust that I will equip and sustain you. I supply just enough of what you need to get through your day. I am a reliable God, and I won’t be stingy or absent when it comes to meeting your needs. Make your prayer requests known to Me and exercise trust and gratitude in the fact that I hear and attend to your every need.