I am near. Upholding you, drawing out the tears, smoothing your brow. Take solace in Me. In times of trouble, of which there are and will be many, know that I am God – who bears all things and works things out for Good in the end. You won’t always see those results. I have kind eyes; look to them and release your sorrow and worries to Me. Here you will find comfort and reassurance to get you through the day.
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.
Instead of getting caught up in the swirl of anxious thoughts, sit down with Me and relax for a moment. Come talk to Me, quieting that mind of yours. I see your frenzy and I long to wipe your furrowed brow with My tender, compassionate hand. Feel Me beckoning you to sit still and be healed of this unnecessary stress. Let My grace wash over you, and as you once again recognize My peaceful Presence, remember that I have GOOD plans in store for you. You can and will find the calm. Remember, with Me all things are possible.
Remain with Me, even in hard times. I offer comfort and solace. Watch for My plans unfolding in new directions. I speak to you daily, hourly – stop and listen for My reassuring words. Slow down (and weep if you must). I have already taken note of your sorrow and I’m addressing your disappointment. You must continue to trust Me and to turn to Me. Trust that My will aims at Goodness for you, not continual disappointment.
My love is easy: past wrongs forgiven; gentle kisses on your brow. Tender wishes for you to have a pleasant day. I watch you prepare for the tasks ahead of you and rush off into the flurry of activity. Stop long enough to feel My warmth: genuine and persistent. Unstoppable. Nothing you do can “earn” or “un-earn” My love. See My joy radiating all around you, and rest in My peace. Whatever you most need – joy, peace, or love – is available to you. Follow My ways, and simply offer up a heart of gratitude.
Restore. Find your JOY, which is what you’ve been seeking. Observe the day. Spend time in slow motion soaking in what you SEE rather than feeling the need to DO. I am the Great Creator who created you and lives within you. Just “be” for a day, and don’t worry about so much planning. Allow things to unfold and witness My gorgeous plans.
You are worried too much about time. Being busy can tear you up and pull you away from time spent with Me. Don’t you recall that I promise to give you enough time, strength, and resources in 24-hour increments? Allow trust in My divine plan to take over your thoughts, dismissing worry and driving doubt away. I am not a God who drives you too hard. See My love for you, woven into this day with enough time for everything that is needed. Live in this truth, and find peace.
Today is meant to be a day of REST. Be Mine, all day. You are already Mine. You’ve been anxious and worked up over many things this week. I’ve got this, – (ALL of it!), – so take the day off. Roll with Me. Get back to an awareness of the fact that I have the plan, and you can trust it completely. I’ll put the pieces in place. You need your rest. Breathe, rest, and give thanks.
Wherever you go, I go. There are days when your awareness of Me feels foggy and distant. Don’t forget that I am ALWAYS with you. That’s a really big deal. I give you purpose, daily. I celebrate, console, drive, and nurture you in accurate doses, – always supplying exactly enough to sustain you. Drink in this truth, and ask Me to steer today. Ride along in the passenger seat, open to all I have in store.
I don’t lead or create you to live a tiresome life. There are far too many well-intentioned but tired Christians out there always overdoing out of some strange approval-seeking from Me. I don’t work that way. My work ethic requires attentiveness to Me and love for your neighbor. Along the way other things will come up, but if they make your head spin or leave you feeling bitter and frazzled, it may mean you’ve lost your focus on one of these two things: love God; love all. I’ll help you sort out the additional tasks that are mounting up; don’t worry about that. Come back to Me. Seek Me with all your heart and you will find Me in your midst. A strange peace will settle over you as My blessings wash over you simply because you’ve turned to Me and let me take the reins. Let Me help you find rest and balance as you focus on loving, purely and simply.