Slow Down

Your body is calling you to slow down, – to take it easy on yourself. Slowing your pace allows you to study Me and My action in your life, and in the lives of those around you. See it more clearly, more deliberately. Focus.  Fix your eyes on each task with heightened awareness of My Presence. Take note of Me, and acknowledge My sovereign involvement in, through, and over your life. Give thanks for all of this, and feel your heart swell with love and joy at our inter-connectedness. We are one, even in the most mundane, routine, or repetitive tasks. Slow your pace, and unite with Me. 

I will still love you

Why do you question Me so? Why do you cling to the doubt that binds you unnecessarily in insecurity and self-sabotage? My love for you is more than real: it is unshakable. My love completely covers every aspect of your life. Nothing, – no thought, action, intention, or decision, – goes unnoticed or unattended to by Me. Why do you hold on to a distorted sense that you are “not enough” yet? Why do you  believe that your thoughts are not pure enough for My viewing? Bring EVERYTHING to Me: all that you long for or fret over; all you desire, or are ashamed of. I will help you sort it out, and I will still love you, – always. Be reassured by that. Turn to Me and open yourself to trusting our relationship. You are forgiven, fully. I love you! 

Time for a Break

Let Me speak to you. You carry a lot around inside of you: worries, responsibilities, lists, and occasionally, resentment. I hear it, and I know it all. You are always striving to be on top of things, or ahead of the game. I don’t mind you being busy, and using the talents I’ve given you well, but I don’t like it when you approach the day as a drudgery, – resenting each task before you. When you get like this, it’s time for a break. Sit down in front of Me, and let’s talk it out. I’m not a slave-driver. I will speak to your depleted heart, cushioning you with permission to find Grace in rest, or to prioritize things that will recover Joy in you. Balance is essential for a with-God life. Alone time helps. Break time does, too. Come to Me, and re-fill your soul. 

Let Your Guard Down

 I call you to console one another. There are many who are hurting. (Even you, sometimes). You may be surprised at how I can still use you for My Good, even when you are at a low point. Find tenderness by reaching out: either as the giver, or when you need to be on the receiving end. Let your guard down. It is important to stay connected to others. I send companions for the broken-hearted (and for the anxious, too). It is when you are most vulnerable that others are drawn closer to you. You don’t always have to ‘tough it out’, or go solo. Share honestly with others I place near to you. Attend to your weariness, stress, and grief, allowing time for rest – and even for your sadness. I won’t leave you in that place, but I will meet you there. Weep with Me, and together we will move toward healing. 

Released from Dread

You have been coming to Me daily and I am healing you. You don’t have to let others get you down. I don’t want you to play judge. My way is only of Love. Continue to work on your obedience to My ways, and in that you will find Peace. Know that by the gift of Grace, I have already forgiven you. I have gifted you with a completely different kind of power: the power to forgive others, too, and be released from dread and resentment.  Shake the dust from your feet as you leave any hurtful places you need to move away from. Enter new doors shining like the sun, with dignity preserved and a sincere heart. 

Be Gentle on Yourself

Your pain – physical and/or emotional- is from stress. Take one thing at a time, and go back to being gentle on yourself. I chose this path for you, and I will absolutely give you enough strength to handle it. You have endured many trials before, and there is great Joy ahead. I know you are a hard worker and can handle much, but you are way too hard on yourself. I give you My Spirit to go with you, always, so look to Me for guidance. Take breaks. Listen. I will support you. Be content with the fact that you are doing all you can, and know that is enough for Me. I will take care of the rest of the details. Take time out to experience comfort. Your pain will recede as you become more gentle with yourself. 

In Good Hands

I know you are hurting. I have noticed all along. I know you say you will do anything for Me, but will you actually trust Me? I am making way for something new, and My plan is full of Goodness. I will lead you to great pastures. Work on knowing and trusting that I am present, and you are in Good hands. 

Right Where I Need You

You are right where I need you to be. Stay strong and faithful. Any dark deeds of others will be overcome by My justice, so you don’t need to try to fix all that or figure it out on your own. Let it go. I am the way, the truth, and the life. I am the one in charge, and I have wonderful plans in store for you! Find your joy again in creating and in relationships so that your Spirit may be restored. Look to the heavens for where your help shall come. See? I do make all things new. My Grace can comfort you right where you are. Shine on! Bask in My warmth. Find and hold onto your Joy, even in this place. 

Released from Shame

Know that I AM the true source of power and of healing. My opinion is the only opinion that matters. I want you to let go of the shame that binds you! Throw it out of the window! This is part of my transformation of you back into the glistening design I intended. I can release you from your internal jail cell of unhealthy, self-imposed shame. The door is unlocked and open. I call you to come out, hold My hand, and walk by My side as My companion. I know how scared you are, but you are safe with Me. I’m never going to let go of your hand. Look for your face in My eyes, reflecting back the true, unstained image available. Breathe in My unconditional love for you, and choose trust as I help restore your damaged Spirit. 

Right Path

Be true to yourself, and the Goodness will follow. I mean what I say! Follow the Holy Spirit, who is showing you the way. Much healing has been done to you so that you may also bring much healing to others. I have such grand plans for you…My design is intricate and amazing! Keep sight of me. Hold onto My garments whenever you encounter anger or fears, and I will help keep your sight on peace. When you follow Me, you will continue to be protected and surrounded in LIGHT. Things of the dark will fade and retreat into the shadows off to the left, but we will veer untroubled on to the right path, bathed in Light.