Take a big breath in. Hold it, then release slowly, breathing out anxiety and troubling thoughts. Breathe in Light, Goodness, Peace. Breathe out worries, restlessness, anger, sadness, and fear. Do this repeatedly until you can clear the way to feeling and seeing My Presence behind your closed eyes. So little of what you worry about ever comes true, or even matters in the grand scheme of things. I don’t mean to say that your feelings are not important to Me; heavens no! But I am trying to teach you that My Peace is there for you more readily than you may be allowing against your clutter of needless worry. My love is dazzling, with pure and clean waters all available to help you wash away dark thoughts. Let Me help push away that which clouds your head and heart. Go to My well and have your fill.
I have messages for you daily. Try this one on for size: “All is well”. Can you live with that? Will you trust Me completely with all the details of your life, envisioning that I can help you rise above your circumstances to a point of wellness? Hear Me pleading with you to turn and face Me, over and over again, that I might soothe your aching head and heart. I weep with you in your sorrows; I laugh with you in times of joy. I yearn to be included in your deepest thought time, reassuring you that all is, indeed, well, despite any outward appearances that have led you to believe otherwise. You must work on trusting Me and handing over your worries because I have Good plans in store. Plans for your well-being, wellness, and welfare, – not for dismay, anxiety, unrest, rage, or fear. Remember that I cherish you like no other can.
I am a gentle God. Do not mistake My gentleness for lacking in power, because I still am the Great I Am who can accomplish all things. I may be calling you to sort out your priorities, releasing things that aren’t worth your time in My eyes as I help you determine what’s important. In a quiet space, hear My forgiveness. Let go of hurt. I can help you find the peace you so desire. In the quiet you will find renewal, clarity, and strength to do what is right and good.
There are so many things I want you to check out with Me today. Picture me excitedly saying, “C’mon over here!”, waving you in to each place you enter. I’m so happy when you follow Me in. Enjoy when I introduce you to new people or things, showing you off and letting you get to know other great people to interact with. Go in with confidence, enthusiasm, and joyful wonder. Life with Me does not have to be a drudgery, or something to be afraid of all the time. You are welcome here; We both are. There is no longer a need for self-consciousness when you realize I led you here for My reasons and My purposes. Be glad and rejoice in it!
My burden is intended to be light, – easy. Live in love. Stop all the planning and listen. My will for you is to be in the moment. You are My artist, fully capable of calming yourself by capturing images to paint in your mind. See the early morning blue light and notice the interplay of light and dark. Soothe yourself with music, sights, and sounds – all provided by Me to delight your day today. It is good to carry these calming images with you. My Will is done in simple moments such as these.
Come to Me. Whether My love rains down in a heavy watershed or gently washes over you like calm waves upon the shore, I am there for you. I adore you. Too often you forget about how available My immense love is. Don’t let that happen today! I know how you get weighted down thinking everything is all up to you. I never ask you to do things all by yourself. Notice, recognize, and trust in My love…available all day, in each moment when you need to lean against Me or run to Me for reassurance. Remain in Me and I will gently guide you through the day. Bring your worries to me, set them down, and then remember that I have plans already designed for your Good. Let’s head into this day together.
Honoring Me comes in many shapes and forms. Listening and being attentive to others is one of them. Another way is to take time to pause, reflect, and be thankful. I am the Giver of all Good things. Take time to acknowledge what is going well or what showed blessing, and remember how I have brought you through many tough things already. Even if you are unhappy now in your current situation, you can honor Me by investing trust that I am at work in your life, bringing Goodness out of the ashes. My love for you is real and eternal.
You are faithful and talented, – so talented!, – but you are only one person. Serve for Me and for My Good. My Good is when you touch the lives of others, – sometimes in a passing hello, other times in more attentive conversations or complicated activities. My Good abounds everywhere! Take a portion of it in today because I give My Good for you, too. I’m not a demanding God who only asks you to serve, serve, serve. Today you can receive, too. In fact, any day you can receive; this isn’t selfish. Insulate yourself against worry by taking time with Me daily and absorbing My gifts to you in the form of rest, quiet time, and help from others. I do not ask for your weariness. Fill your own well by first spending time with Me, receiving My Joy. Let it surprise you with how easy and satisfying it is to find once you recognize My Presence.
Allow yourself to rest. In the tasks ahead, you will be able to calm down and refocus. The previous day was good – exactly as I had planned. Trust that My hand was all over it, – and in YOU. Your Goodness was needed there, and I always equip you with enough to meet the need. This is what I call collective Goodness: with others contributing so well while you also do you part and they do theirs. See how it all comes together unto My Good. I wish you would trust your positive role here rather than ruminating in worry. I know that you know it is there; the secret is to trust in this truth and in My design. Breathe this in: I am with you and in you. It is enough.