One Small Step at a Time

I won’t overwhelm you with too much to do. Hand off the excess to Me. Trust Me to solve the puzzle and master the plan, all in due time. Focus only on today, addressing one thing at a time. Do so with an attitude of acceptance and peace, allowing calmness to rule instead of frenzy. This is how you walk in My footsteps; one small step at a time.

Get Back Up

Listen closely. I am Your loving Father, which means I care ever so deeply about your wounds, worries, and path ahead. I wish I could clear way any trip hazards, but I know you may face some falls. I can’t get in the way of you venturing out on your own. However, I am always before, beside, and behind you, – picking you up and dusting you off. Let Me be your reassuring comforter when you cry out from hurt or pain. Remember that I wait for you to return after a hard day or upsetting experience. I believe in you. I alone can recharge your Spirit, equipping you to get back up and move ahead even stronger than you were before. I’ll help.  

I Know Your Storms

You are burdened by many hard things, but mostly your own torrent of thoughts. I can calm the wind hitting your boat in this hurricane of worry, but it requires great faith and trust on your part. First, ask Me to help – and I don’t mean with a frenzied, frantic cry for “Help!”  Rather, use a calm, determined request that lets Me know you trust Me to respond in your best interest. Then, step back and get out of the way while I work on bailing the water.  You don’t need to keep reaching back in to grab the bucket as if I’m not doing it effectively or quick enough. Step into this day even with water sloshing at your feet, knowing I will not let you sink. Then laugh with Me about the mess. I know your storms; they come and go. We’ve been through this before. Trust Me again. I won’t abandon ship. 

Use Your Voice

It’s important that you reveal your vulnerable self now and then. Others need to understand your hurt, and you need to give them a chance to comfort you. This is all part of My healing ways. You can trust Me; I will never leave your side. I have already collected every broken fragment. Like a protective parent, I curve My arm around your shoulders, drawing you close to Me. Use your voice today without hardening your heart, and in doing so healing can begin.  I will make you eloquent and clear. Your show of love and acceptance will have deep and lasting impact. I will keep you safe. 

I Shape Your Words

You are already of great value to the people you will encounter this week. Walk with soft confidence, inwardly reassured of your worth. They will be eager to hear what you have to say because I shape your words, giving voice to your experience in ways that will be heard. Take note of the fact that I am both on the speaking and the receiving end. I am also in all who are present. There is no more need to panic. Trust that I am there to pick up the broken pieces. I have already begun the necessary work to mend your wounded heart. Together let’s make the heart unite with the soul. 

The Trap of “It’s All Up to You”

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.

Dodge False Traps

Let Me help quiet your anxiety today. When your thoughts move into panic mode, run to Me first for words and images of reassurance. Hush, My child. Remember first and foremost that I am delighted with you! Don’t step into those false traps of self-criticism and worry. Dodge around them, recognizing how they are meant to destroy. I have other plans in mind for you. You can be confident and look forward to things, anticipating Goodness in store for today and for your tomorrows. Run to Me as often as you need to; you’ll find a new, hopeful life with Me. 

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.

I’ve Got Your Back

Accept any difficulties and know that they are merely temporary, like water dripping off your back and evaporating under My radiance. All trials are smaller than the power of My love. When doubts make you weary or anxious, just lean into Me and trust My confident lead. Know that nothing and no one can take you away from Me. I’ve got your back! 

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.