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.

Kind Eyes

I am near. Upholding you, drawing out the tears, smoothing your brow. Take solace in Me. In times of trouble, of which there are and will be many, know that I am God – who bears all things and works things out for Good in the end. You won’t always see those results. I have kind eyes; look to them and release your sorrow and worries to Me. Here you will find comfort and reassurance to get you through the day. 

I Am A Safe Place

It’s okay. Settle down. I like it when you stop to become calm, nestling closer to Me for reassurance. I am always a safe place; a shelter from the storm. Retreat into My refuge when you feel overwhelmed. My intentions for you are Good, – laced with strength to endure and protection from feeling defeated. When things don’t appear to be working out like you think they should, cozy up to Me. I am here and I love you more than you can even comprehend. You and I cannot be separated, and no amount of brokenness is beyond My capacity to heal or repair. Come to Me and be reassured and renewed in confidence. 

You Can Find the Calm

Instead of getting caught up in the swirl of anxious thoughts, sit down with Me and relax for a moment. Come talk to Me, quieting that mind of yours. I see your frenzy and I long to wipe your furrowed brow with My tender, compassionate hand. Feel Me beckoning you to sit still and be healed of this unnecessary stress. Let My grace wash over you, and as you once again recognize My peaceful Presence, remember that I have GOOD plans in store for you. You can and will find the calm. Remember, with Me all things are possible. 

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. 

I Can Handle Your Emotion

Blessed are those who mourn. I know the times you weep or feel sorrow at the significant losses in your life. When true sadness chokes in your throat I experience it right along with you. Just because you have faith and know the promise of a with-God life does not mean you will be free from pain, sorrow, or anger. Why do you treat yourself so harshly when these things surface and cannot be “controlled” by sheer willpower, or eliminated by “enough prayer”? Rest with Me when these difficult feelings emerge. Eliminate judgement of the emotion. Let Me cover you with a blanket of Grace to soothe you. You don’t have to be joyful and “pleasant” all the time in order to be a follower of Me. Strive to be at peace with others, but acknowledge your emotions honestly before Me. I can handle your anger and tears; they do not disappoint Me. 

Don’t Buy the Lie

All deceitful thoughts that try to suggest you are “less than”, unworthy, tainted, or that you somehow just don’t measure up are lies. It is not only My Presence with and in you that is Good; it is also My design of you.  Calm yourself with these words, allowing confidence to be bolstered. You are inherently Good and worthy of good things. How might you carry yourself differently in this day if you embraced your GREATNESS  and your much-needed place in this world? Don’t buy the lie that you don’t belong wherever I place you today. Choose to love as I love, filled by the grace and power to do so. This includes loving yourself, made in My image. Peel away any hurtful images the world has imposed on you, and discard those at My feet. Allow Me to make you whole again. 

Rest for the Tired

I don’t lead or create you to live a tiresome life. There are far too many well-intentioned but tired Christians out there always overdoing out of some strange approval-seeking from Me. I don’t work that way. My work ethic requires attentiveness to Me and love for your neighbor. Along the way other things will come up, but if they make your head spin or leave you feeling bitter and frazzled, it may mean you’ve lost your focus on one of these two things: love God; love all. I’ll help you sort out the additional tasks that are mounting up; don’t worry about that. Come back to Me. Seek Me with all your heart and you will find Me in your midst. A strange peace will settle over you as My blessings wash over you simply because you’ve turned to Me and let me take the reins. Let Me help you find rest and balance as you focus on loving, purely and simply.  

A World of Belonging

You are My beloved. I sing to you in the morning air and reach to you all day long, even though you don’t always recognize My touch. I want to heal you from your wounds, hurts, fears, and transgressions. I recognize your deep fatigue and I long to help you find rest. Lean into Me. Press your ear upon My chest and hear the constant beat of love, love love. Let Me reassure you that all is well even though appearances may misguide you into thinking otherwise. Step into a world of belonging instead of fearing being an outcast. You are fully acceptable and wanted, My child. Be Mine this day.