Take a big breath in. Hold it, then release slowly, breathing out anxiety and troubling thoughts. Breathe in Light, Goodness, Peace. Breathe out worries, restlessness, anger, sadness, and fear. Do this repeatedly until you can clear the way to feeling and seeing My Presence behind your closed eyes. So little of what you worry about ever comes true, or even matters in the grand scheme of things. I don’t mean to say that your feelings are not important to Me; heavens no! But I am trying to teach you that My Peace is there for you more readily than you may be allowing against your clutter of needless worry. My love is dazzling, with pure and clean waters all available to help you wash away dark thoughts. Let Me help push away that which clouds your head and heart. Go to My well and have your fill.
Enter each space and task with an internal calm and confidence today, trusting that I’ve placed you there on purpose, for My reasons. Observe and listen well first. Speak only when you can do so grounded in My loving ways. My Grace will fill you, pushing away the anxiety and softening your heart. There is no need to be guarded once you have let Me enter in.
You are beginning to hear My voice and trust My truth in your life. You can recognize that no matter what, you are loved and I am looking out for you. Even if it feels like you are going unnoticed or being left alone to deal with a mountain of worries, this simply isn’t true. I am here. I can carry the weight on your shoulders today: entrust Me with both the plans and the outcomes. Watch as I work things out and your fears trickle away downstream. My mighty river of strength surges all around and through you, equipping you to handle all that you encounter. Know and trust my love for you with attention to every detail of your life.
I speak to you daily, – in the wind, sights, and sounds. Hush, and breathe. Calm your Spirit. Learn to rest fully in My Presence. Absorb My Light. I am in you, around you, and near you; look for Me in this day. See Me in the eyes of others. Don’t be scared by what you see. Stop your worries about what others are thinking about you. You can walk humbly and with confidence, at peace with others and within yourself. If you start falling backwards into self-reproach, grasp My hand. Trust Me more. My plans are as they should be and you can take comfort and regain confidence in My Presence here, now, and forever.
Ultimately, I am the One with you. Yes, Me- the Great I AM! The fact that I am your God is no small truth. Why allow yourself to be so anxious when the opportunity to grasp the enormity of My Presence is with you always? I’m not just hanging out occasionally. Call upon Me, then listen. I will guide you. Watch for Me every day and thank Me for the circumstances I have already changed for you. Don’t listen to the false one trying to lure you back to places of distrust, anxiety, or despair. You never have to be afraid because I will help you handle anything that comes your way. I am a God who saves, and I love you dearly.
You belong. So often you question this, – filled with worry that you do not fit in or that you will always be an outsider. This is simply not true! I designed you with supreme value. Your worth cannot be measured by others reactions to you. I still call you to connect and be involved. Work on trusting that you are an essential part of every group or situation you encounter today. You belong exactly where I’ve placed you, and you are meant to be with those you interact with. Feel safe knowing My love for you never fails. Don’t judge yourself or others with such harshness. Relax and be yourself. It’s OK! I’m right there with you, always.
Move with a steady pace today. Try not to rush. Hurried living causes undue stress and anxiety, but I call you to be calm. Let your pace reveal your trust in Me. My Presence isn’t going anywhere! I never leave your side. When you feel pressured to “hurry up!”, intentionally pause and acknowledge My sovereign power over your life- with awareness that I love you and have good plans in store. Although you may not see or recognize these plans yet, they are in motion. Pause, breathe, and calm yourself as I wash Grace over your existence like a soothing balm. A slower pace contributes to a peaceful mind.
I am glad you are making room to visit Me in this quiet place. I made you and I love you just the way you are. Do you believe in your Goodness and how pleased I am with you? Do you trust Me when I say that? Do not let anything – any misguided comments, self-doubt, criticism, or little oversights, – ANYTHING! -get in the way of that belief. Only then will you find My peace, offered freely. My peace surpasses all understanding, and it is yours for the taking.
I am your Lord and Shepherd. I love that analogy of Me, but people tend to picture a “cleaned up” image instead of My original design. Shepherds were weathered, with imperfect skin, unfashionable clothes, and sore muscles. They not only endured storms, but had to live in the middle of them. Rough terrain was familiar to the Shepherd, as was getting by with limited shelter or resources. Why would I choose such a difficult life? Because of My love for the sheep. I choose to be your ultimate Protector and Guide. I have a destination in mind for you, and am accompanying you the entire way. Difficulties don’t scare me off. I face off anything that tries to hurt you. Trust the curve of My staff, pulling you in the best direction. Follow Me eagerly, knowing I am your safety and we are in this together.
Wait and watch. I have something to say to you. Be on guard against those whose aim is not for Good. Concentrate on keeping peace and joy dominant in your own heart. Do not be afraid or succumb to anger. I am in charge of that situation; you can leave it to Me. I will protect you in all of it; you simply need to be wary of their ways. Be soft from within, even while you have your guard up,– knowing I am a trustworthy God with Might greater than any darkness. Make eye contact confidently, and allow the day to unfold with Me by your side. I may even surprise you with great Joy despite your surroundings.