What Hope Looks Like

Come to Me in the quiet of the morning and be fed small bites of comfort. I am tenderly taking care of you, healing your hurts and wounds. Don’t get stuck in a pity party for yourself. That doesn’t help, and it fogs up the window showing how clearly I am working in your life. Instead, go to the window and look out. Find the dawn again, with hope on the horizon because I am with you. I sustain; I heal. I need you to demonstrate what hope looks like to others. Hope assures you that I will bring Good out of every circumstance and trial.

Relaxed and Focused

I can tell when you are wrestling with thoughts and emotions that consume more energy and attention than they deserve. Shrug those worries off as much as you can by focusing on My way of loving. Learn to leave the past in the past; don’t keep mulling it over. The more you can live conscious of My Presence in the present and My plan to work all things together for Good, the more relaxed and focused you will become. Ask Me what needs to happen today and trust Me to show you, minute by minute. Come to Me all you who are weary and find life full of burdens; I will give you rest from your worries.

Carving a Way Through

Gradually you are coming into awareness of the life I have planned for you. Even with life’s setbacks, – which sometimes seem like an unending onslaught of problems, – I am with you, carving a way through. There is a bend in the road up ahead. Together, let’s walk on it. Let Me sling My arm over your shoulder as we approach it cheerfully. With Me, all things are possible…even living joyfully.

Show Kindness and Respect

You know how to be loving. Some days it takes a lot of energy to muster up “politeness”, though. It can be challenging to show kindness and respect to others who blindly offend. It helps to try and recognize that everyone deserves dignity in My eyes. You do; they do, too. The Good news is that you don’t have to be able to do this all on your own. Ask for My Grace and My Spirit to help you – giving you restraint and/or words when the time comes to interact. Remember, I will be with you, mediating the conversation. Trust that I love you no matter what. 

Purpose Will Arise Out of Chaos

There’s a lot going on for you. I know about everything on your plate. Take time out to pause and recognize My Presence in each interaction and activity. Mentally pause to nod in My direction, acknowledging My sovereign and intimate involvement within you and those around you. Smile inside, aware of the Goodness in our connection. A sense of purpose will arise out of the busy chaos when you stop to take notice of My powerful and loving Presence. I can calm the waters anywhere you go.

Get Your Drive Back

You will get your “drive” back. Sometimes I call you to slow down, and even to stop. I don’t mean for you to entirely back out of life and all of its commitments.  Balance is the key and pausing to spend time with Me daily is the fuel you need. Fill up on My reassurance and love for you. Take in gallons of encouragement. My ways are gentle and kind, and I want you to treat yourself well with the same intention. Put the brakes on when anxiety and self-hatred try to take the driver’s seat. Order them to get out of the car; they don’t belong there. Let Me take over, steering you in the right direction. My ride is meant to be safe and slow, giving you ample time to take in the scenery. 

Grasp Your Importance

I am sovereign over your life. Allow Me to be in charge of every aspect – the work of your hands, the words from your mouth, the inspiration from your heart, and the creativity of your mind. You and I are fluid, flowering, intermingled as One. Grasp your importance as you identify with Me, knowing that I wipe the slate clean with a fresh start. Put on your best attitude, open to what I have in store for this day. Do everything in partnership with Me. 

Timing

“Timing is everything”. My timing is mystical. I’m not random with My purpose, though. Sometimes I nudge you boldly into action, and other times I hold you back from change until I know you are ready. The events in your life may also be created for the benefit of OTHERS, not necessarily your own. Take joy in trusting My divine crafting of your life events. Try not to disdain your circumstances. I know what I am doing, and there will be benefit for you in due time. 

Be Inspired

Aim to be well within your soul and peace will follow you. Come and explore a future with Me. Find adventure, consolation, – a world brimming with spectacular beauty. Be inspired through trusting in My Good plans for you. Start your day conversing with Me and end it thanking Me. This is a new day dawning. Wake Up! Remember that the Great I AM is with you, moment by moment. 

Mistakes Happen

You are forgetting the truth that I love you just as you are! I do not expect perfection. It is in your flaws and your talents BOTH that I dwell. Mistakes happen. Redemption does, too. Aim your sights on choosing to do what is pleasing in My sight, and leave the judgement of outcomes up to Me. Do all things in love, then trust yourself and Me enough to know that it is Good enough.