Mapped Out a Course

I have mapped out a course uniquely designed for you. It’s a topographical map, with bumps and ridges as well as patches of smooth green. I am with you in all of it -climbing the heights and crossing the valleys. Try viewing it all as beautiful, not arduous or “too hard”. As your personal trail Guide, we will take steps in a doable pace. Follow Me with whole-hearted trust and inquisitiveness for what is around the corner. Envision Goodness unfolding all the way. 

Latch Onto My Plans

I have more in store for you! Don’t give in to panic or distressed thoughts. Most of what you imagine as trouble spots never actually occur. Continue looking to Me and latch onto the concept that My plans in store for you are Good and GRAND. My love for you is immense, and I know what is needed to both build up and nurture your soul. Take comfort in Me and all that is ahead. 

You Will Get Through This

Clouds in life come and go, but My Light is always present, shining through and beyond them. You don’t have to be so weighed down by the clouds when they are present. Remember that the clouds are always in motion, moving on. Eventually you will feel the Light again. You will get through this. Trust My constant warmth, accessible even under cloud cover. Know that I am with you always, and no darkened experiences can take away our bond. 

Plan for the Best

Stop your habit of always planning for the worst. I am a loving God with great, holy, and majestic plans in store. Your eyes cannot yet see what I have arranged, but it includes deep, rich healing and touching the lives of MANY. I will nourish your spirit along the way. Together we will accomplish and experience GREAT THINGS. Know this, trust Me, and set your mind on it.  Plan for the BEST and allow Me to ready you for it all. 

I Recognize the Disappointment

You are Mine for all times: in good and even in suffering. Even though no one knows your internal hurt and worries, I do. My intimate awareness of how you suffer deep inside is what makes Me God. I weep with you when you are grieving. I recognize the disappointment you keep silently to yourself. My holy heart aches with yours. Let My intense awareness and attentiveness be your source of comfort today. There is no need to “save face” around Me. Let Me help bear the wounded truth you carry deep within, and trust Me to be your Healing God. I make Goodness arise out of ashes, sadness, and disappointment. 

Curbing Cravings

Be thirsty for life with Me. When you find yourself craving something, – food, beverages, attention, prestige, material things, – choose for a moment to acknowledge that I am a God who provides. There is peace of mind that transpires in this holy transaction of thought. I always provide enough for you in 24-hour increments. If you are left still feeling unsatisfied, consider turning your desire over to Me for examination and input. Waiting for things to come from heavenly realms may re-shape what you desire. Let Me curb your hunger in ways that truly satisfy beyond what you can imagine.

Not Striving for Perfection

I am not the kind of God who withholds anything from you ‘until you get it right’. Stop your self-imposed pressure to be so “on” all the time, striving for a perfection that is not demanded by Me. Thinking you have to be 100% giving, kind, and perfect all the time is not realistic,- nor is it part of My design. All I desire for you to choose is to love and be loved. This includes loving yourself enough to be okay with real emotions, examining them as they arise and releasing any concerns into My loving, capable hands. I will assist you in dealing with them. It’s good and reasonable to have some flaws. Choose love, -including self-love, – today. 

Take Brave Steps

I have brought you through much already. Look back and realize the ways I heal and mend. Acknowledge My sovereign ways over your life, reminding yourself that I never intend to inflict harm. Let Me take you to next steps and places you haven’t even dreamt of. When you open yourself to My grand possibilities, trusting that I am with you, you can take brave steps again. I won’t let you down. You don’t have to let yourself down, either. Let Me reveal the Good life to you. You can be whole again! There is so much in store for you. Believe this! 

Get Ready for More

Let yourself embrace a broader view. You can walk into this new year and into any situation with confidence and curiosity once you accept the fact that I’ve got this, and I have so much more in store. My plans for you are BIG. Don’t let that thought intimidate you. You are small enough to be Mine, yet great enough to handle whatever is coming in tandem with Me and My purpose. Don’t kid yourself into expecting or desiring less. Get ready for more, anticipating that important and life-giving changes are ahead. My plans for you are GOOD. 

Do Something Small

Remain obedient to the call I place on your heart. Listen for Me daily as I gently guide you with each small task. You don’t have to see the full picture yet. It’s okay to do something small today. Each little piece adds up over time, and no act of kindness or intentional task completed in My name goes unnoticed by Me. Do these things in a Spirit of Love and willingness. Your servant heart is glorious to behold and gives My hope to others.