I give you this day with all of its concerns and unknowns. I see your anxious eyes. You don’t have to be so afraid; I am a trustworthy God. Consider yourself a trusting toddler taking My hand as I lead you safely to places you’ve never been. I know where we are going. I am the one taking you there! Stay close by My side when you feel afraid. My protective arm is ever-ready to shield and comfort you. You are never alone.
I will not abandon you. I know how often you brace yourself for the day, concerned in advance that you will be met with adversity. You become hyper-alert and filled with worried anticipation. This anxiety is not allowing room for Me and your anxious mindset can easily derail you. Even if you do encounter adversity, – which will inevitably happen in life sometimes, – don’t forget that I will be with you and within you. Concentrate on Me and My protective guidance. You can stop bracing for negative outcomes because there is nothing that you and I cannot handle together. End your fearful anticipation by finding confidence and peace as you trust My capacity to handle anything that comes your way (even the hard things).
Remember that you are Mine, and I am the Light of the world. My Presence is all-pervasive. There is no area of darkness that I cannot overcome. I am a protective God, too. My Grace overflows to help with the things that matter most. Wash yourself in this Grace and see if that doesn’t help clear your mind. I will help you focus and show you the way you should go, all in due time.
My precious, precious child – why do you get so anxious? I will not leave or abandon you – EVER. If you feel fearful, lost, or alone, – wondering “which way to go”, – turn to look up at Me as I take your hand reassuringly and confidently. Think of Me as your guardian and trust Me fully, – that I will lead you on exactly where you need to go. Keep your gaze upon Me whenever your steps feel unsteady or unsafe. My hand will pull you up upon the rocks of higher ground. Enjoy the walk; don’t try to run ahead of Me without My guidance. Slow down, and go at My pace, – one day at a time. You will find great peace in doing so.
I see you, and I know your heart. You are weary from the frenzied thoughts always trying to plan for the unexpected, control the unknown, and fix things beyond your control. You are tired of bracing yourself for difficult encounters so often. You desire peace and reconciliation, but both feel beyond your grasp. Hear Me reminding you that you simply do not have to bear or do all of this on your own. Rest your weary head on My all-capable, consoling shoulders. Lean in to Me with your wounded, anxious heart. I am the Giver of all Good, and I intend to mend the torn tapestry within your life. I want your beautiful, colorful, intricate fabric to be on full display, brightening the room. The few frayed edges merely speak of a life well-worn. There is nothing to hide, nothing you have to keep bracing for all alone. Use My grace to find strength and confidence within.
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.