All of that worry and self-criticism is not of My creation nor is it My design for you. I will be with you even through tears being shed. This work to address and overcome anxiety is hard, but oh-so-worth it. As you recognize habits of worry and patterns of critical thought, I can help you sort things out. I am a restorative God. Push out from underneath those dark clouds by grabbing My hand so that I can pull you back into the Light. Make room for My soothing, reassuring words in your head. You are good, valued and lovable. You are Mine!
Be still for a moment. Recognize the space around you which is wide open to possibility. Anxious thoughts have a way of clouding the view, making it feel small, confined, and stressful. When you lift your eyes beyond that cloud cover, using My perspective to help, you see vast opportunity that awaits you. Take courage in knowing I am with you and FOR you. Together we can seek and find that greater space to live in. It might mean letting go and saying goodbye to things you know deep inside are not life-giving. I can help you face those. You are stronger than you think and can be brave enough to move away from restrictive, hurtful, or confining environments, relationships, or habits. Come where I am calling you: a peaceful place where love presides over all else.
Stop rushing toward the future or next steps. This is putting you at unrest. I will walk with you; that’s all you need to know for now. I cannot reveal future plans for you to see. It must unfold one day, one moment at a time. Like a child beach-combing with his or her parent, I want to see you pick up each seashell or rock treasure in this day, holding it up for My review along the way. Together we can celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of each thing you encounter. Slow your focus down, allowing time for the present moment to unfold its message to you. My Peace I give to you as you practice this powerful discipline.
You don’t have to have it all together all the time. I want you to grow in your capacity to be at peace with not being perfect, or even not being right all the time. When you can recognize My dependable Presence within you it is easier to let go of fears about how you are being perceived. Ego can go out the door, with humility entering in its place at home within you as a peaceful and welcome guest. Others will be drawn to this intriguing style of communication, honestly acknowledging less-than-perfect ways. You are accepted and safe with Me.
It doesn’t have to be so hard. So many of the things you picture in your head or worry about never come true. Rather than always bracing for the worst, try embracing the best today. Picture things turning out well, and live into this. Know that as a loving God I desire good things for you. They are already on the way! Life with Me, daily, can bring unimaginable and far-reaching joy.
Look to Me to find out what it’s like to be joyful again. In My supportive arms there is no room for distracting worries. Learn to quickly release petty irritations in order to move on to greater peace. I will help you. I’ll reveal choices you can make, moment by moment, that buy into a radiant life versus staying stuck in the gray mire of anxiety. See My words as a radiant neon light beckoning you to “Come this way!” It’s worth the effort to release old hurts or unfounded fears, moving toward the Light. Choose to do whatever it takes to step away from negative habits you long to be rid of.
Walk with Me. Picture Me helping you gain perspective, calmness, and health. I pay attention to you all day; can you spare some time with Me? It is here that you will find peace. I don’t want you agonizing over every decision. Make choices, then leave the outcomes with Me without re-hashing them or mulling them over and over. This small change of habit will bring great reward with remarkable steps toward a more peaceful life. Your journey is meant to be less distracted and more open to creativity, watching life unfold before you rather than cluttering your mind with endless to-do lists and worry over choices made or things of the past. One day at a time, one step at a time, together.
I sustain life. Those who believe in Me ‘get this’. I restore a sense of what is right and Good, bringing about justice in due time. To be sustained, you must turn to Me daily – feeding your mind with My words and releasing your problems and anxiety into My hands. I can’t guide you fully if you aren’t trusting Me enough to let Me take over the problem-solving. This is simpler than you are making it by gripping so tightly to the wheel all by yourself. Ask for My help, and mentally hand over the situations and concerns that worry or scare you. Picture Me arranging the details as you focus on whatever I place before you instead. When I am back in charge of your life, you can rest easy.
It’s OK to process your thoughts with Me. In fact, I invite you to share every single one with Me in an internal conversation so that you are both listened to and guided in return. I hear you even when it seems like no one else is listening attentively. I’m concerned for all your hurts and needs. In fact, I’m so devoted that you can’t fully comprehend the depth of My love for you! Let Me bathe you in the Grace of being fully understood and fully loved, because I care for you. Experience healing within My Presence and our conversation.
I am with you. I wash this day clean, dissolving the troubles of yesterday and strengthening you for the tasks ahead. Know that I am your companion and you face nothing alone. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking “It’s all up to you”. When you start to trip up on this, getting stressed and/or aggravated with your ‘to-do list’, stop. Pause. Look to Me and consciously say, “It is Yours, Lord.” Allow Me to take over while you rest long enough to release the pressure into My safe and capable hands. I will guide your next step. You can find rest and peace by practicing this trust, even in the flurry of busy-ness.