You are tired and uncomfortable. I’m not a distant God watching all of this without concern. The reverse is true: I am intimately aware of your needs, working behind the scenes to attend to each one. Lay your weary head on My shoulder. As you turn to Me for rest, realize how many burdens you have laid upon your shoulders. Give them over to Me, – fully, – knowing it’s not all up to you to fix. Trust Me to be in charge of your life, and feel the stress load begin to lift. Taking one thing at a time you can move forward into your day, lightened by our companionship.
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.
I see and feel the way pressure grips your heart as you start this day. Take a deep breath of reassurance and hold it. I can calm the stress once you realize and remind yourself that I’m the One in charge. This takes a willful act of trust, allowing yourself to be led by Me instead of trying to figure it all out on your own. Inhale confidence in My capacity to provide. Breathe out old ways of worry. Let’s work together on releasing pressure through faith in My love and plan for you.
Keep doing what you’re doing right now: spending time listening to Me. I do speak in ways that are understandable and clear when you stop your frantic pace long enough to hear. I call you to slow down and pause frequently. Breathe in this reminder and truth: I am with you! Always. When I said to you, “My peace I give to you”, I meant it. Freely lavished when you take time to open your hands. Sit with Me and see how awareness of My Presence calms you down. My Love and Grace can melt away the worries.
You are special to Me. I am so pleased with you! You are very hard on yourself and this breaks My heart. Don’t fall into the trap of needless anxiety or unwarranted shame. I call you to a life that THRIVES! Abundant life, filled with Goodness. Face your days with eyes seeking and anticipating My Goodness. This perspective is critical to your capacity to receive. Thwart the tendency to worry or over-plan for potential disaster. Smash those worries with a rock of confidence in My powerful plan for Goodness. Be bold and purposeful on this path.
I will bless you in the waiting. I will give you a vision for how things will work out eventually. You can trust Me with the plan and outcomes even if you don’t see it yet. I won’t leave you hanging. I’ts OK to be vulnerable around others now and then. They can relate to you when you let down your guard. With Me you have nothing to fear. Learn and practice being okay with not having everything figured out all the time. My Grace is enough to fix that.
Linger with Me for a while. Don’t rush off into your day without our time together because you need My love and encouragement to help settle down your anxious heart. All of your worries calm down when you stop long enough to realize I am your God. I am taking care of all your needs. There’s not a single thing I won’t address with and for you. When mini-panics start to arise, hand the details over to Me. Remember I’ve placed you wherever you are today for a purpose and a plan. Muster up confidence knowing I need you right where you are. I’m supplying everything that is essential to get things accomplished lovingly and thoroughly.
Don’t beat yourself up, succumbing to self-doubt. When you show up for the work, your presence itself speaks volumes to others, showing that you care. You have a heart for what I have called you to do and will find yourself capable of handling whatever I place before you. Others are hungry for your kind of caring and commitment. You can do it! Let My Grace reassure you that you are already doing what I’ve guided you to do. Take even better care of yourself as you build your confidence up, thereby becoming better equipped to attend well to others.
There are small, anxious battles waging for control in your mind. I can and will help you focus and conquer them. My intent for you is to have full peace of mind. You can get there moment by moment. It takes an act of will to place all of your cares and fears before Me. Trust that I am working things out for your good. I am a loving God, capable of all things. Nothing is too big for Me. Breathe in My Grace filling you with confidence and calm. Peace I leave with you, given freely.
If you’re in a fragile state, remember that it’s okay – you are safe with Me. I’m right here to reassure and console your tender heart. Wrap yourself in My fleecy blanket of love, taking time out to rest. (Sometimes a little nap is all you need). Remain in the comfort of My Presence while I attend to you fully. Let Me serve you a banquet of kindness and understanding until you are calmed again. All is well, and you can, indeed, carry on.