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.
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.