“Hang in there” seems like a flippant statement when others try using it to console someone during hard times. Instead, hear Me saying, “Hang ON there”. Hold My hand in your most worrisome state of mind. Cling to Me in the difficult experiences you are going through. Run to Me for reassurance and safety, seeing that I hold you tightly, without letting go. Hang onto Me, for I will steer you through, navigating the rough patches and providing shelter and refuge in the storms.
‘Do not let your heart be discouraged’. Your emotions are real, and allowable. Difficult times will swell up now and then, and it’s reasonable and normal to feel things like distress, anxiety, sadness, or annoyance. By the phrase ‘do not let your heart be discouraged’, I am not saying don’t feel discouragement. Instead, I am guiding you to still acknowledge the truth of how you feel, but to also place it before Me to help you handle. I’m asking you to not let it rule your day or consume your thoughts. Instead, ‘let your heart be reassured’: I’m here, and I’m with you and for you, always.
When you sit with Me, pushing the pause button on the rest of the day, it’s easier to experience how calming My Presence can be. Take the effort to pause, making the time to rest in My Light and comfort long enough to reassure you. No matter what lies ahead in this day or the next, you don’t have to live frantically driven by anxiety anymore. You can live cupped in the palm of My hands, steadying you and bracing you for the things you face. Gratitude will flow easily from this. No matter what, I’ll be there, giving exactly enough comfort and strength to accept and bear what is.
I see your nervousness and sense your worries. The work ahead need not overwhelm you. I am at the helm, guiding you and those around you in the direction that is most needed. You merely need to attend to whatever I place in your path today. Make eye contact, smile, listen, and ask questions with genuine sincerity and interest. The work will still get done. My plan will unfold, little by little. See how I bless you, calming your nerves in the process.
You are so hard on yourself sometimes. I don’t judge you harshly, My beloved child. That part you must own and work to change. I call you to face your world-damaged heart, recognizing the inaccurate criticism blown out of proportion, and eliminate those hurtful and shaming ways you speak to yourself. Ask Me to help you reach in to be reassured and consoled. Love of self does not mean being selfish or egotistical. Rather, love of self is a call to recognize your Divine beauty; your inherently unique traits and attributes I wish to be confidently utilized and cherished. Choosing to love yourself honors Me. You are sacred and valued.
Today has Light in store for you, even if you are hurting, tired, worried, or discouraged. On those days when you doubt Good things are on their way, look up anyway. Recognize that I am with you in the sources of Light. Let this impact your perspective. Instead of being dragged down your suffering and anxiety, seek Me and find reassurance that I’m working things out. Let Me help brighten your mood and your outlook as you invest trust in Me.
Decide to allow ALL of your feelings today. Acknowledge them, examine them, then place them in My all-capable hands. Try to not judge your feelings as “good” or “bad”. Let Me be the judge of your heart and emotions. I am tender, accepting, wise, and compassionate. Nothing you feel goes unnoticed by Me or is seen as “unacceptable” in My eyes. What I long for is to have you be genuine with Me, plain and simple. I’ll help take the pressure off and give you perspective on how to handle whatever is stirred up inside. Look to Me as your confidante today, and be willing to release all of your cares so they don’t become stumbling blocks on the road to wellness.
You know the sting of pain and hurt. You’ve seen deep disappointment and frustration, especially lately. I am with you in all of it, but that can sound like a hollow phrase. Listen to it again, picturing Me right in front of you and speaking these words with the truest compassion and most sincere commitment possible on My Glorious face: “I am with you in ALL of it!” Not just in bits and pieces or here and there. I was with you back then, I’m with you now, and I”ll be with you when the next thing comes along. Look to Me for help and comfort. I am already there, offering My hand for your peace of mind.
You don’t have to bare your soul to everyone around you all the time. Not everyone is equipped to respond in healing ways to you, but I am. I know you and what you’ve been through. I’ve seen the hard things and been at your side when you’ve suffered. Allow Me to soothe your worried mind. Bring Me your present concerns and insecurities. I will be your safe place when you need comforting as well as your lifeboat in the storm. I will lift you up on solid footing again and fill you with the confidence you need to get by.
Your ability to connect to others comes from within, so use genuine conversation and reflect My Light of Love and Hope through your eyes and warm words. This comes naturally to you when you allow yourself to invest faith in My design. Believe in your inherent Goodness and trust your capacity to influence the world in positive ways today. No vision of that is too big or too small. Take full advantage of the opportunities I place before you to lovingly and brightly impact the world around you.