I AM walking with you. Let’s stop along the way, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells this day offers. So often you rush rush rush through your day, feeling frantic to finish the tasks but missing the opportunities to catch your breath. Marvel at My works and movement all around you. Stop. Breathe. Right here, right now. Allow me to fill you with calm as you notice moments.
It doesn’t have to be so hard. So many of the things you picture in your head or worry about never come true. Rather than always bracing for the worst, try embracing the best today. Picture things turning out well, and live into this. Know that as a loving God I desire good things for you. They are already on the way! Life with Me, daily, can bring unimaginable and far-reaching joy.
Listen to Me. I know life is busy and full of demands. I recognize how full of details your head gets and the tendency to feel panicked about getting it all done. Push the pause button, remembering that I am your sovereign God. I’ll help you muster up the energy and guide you through, one task at a time. Try not to look at piles but instead, examine pieces one by one. Together we will muddle through and you will see how trustworthy My way is. You are never in this alone. I will also send physical help as needed. Trust Me to supply the need while you step back and receive assistance. I will be with you no matter what.
Look to Me to find out what it’s like to be joyful again. In My supportive arms there is no room for distracting worries. Learn to quickly release petty irritations in order to move on to greater peace. I will help you. I’ll reveal choices you can make, moment by moment, that buy into a radiant life versus staying stuck in the gray mire of anxiety. See My words as a radiant neon light beckoning you to “Come this way!” It’s worth the effort to release old hurts or unfounded fears, moving toward the Light. Choose to do whatever it takes to step away from negative habits you long to be rid of.
I am with you. I wash this day clean, dissolving the troubles of yesterday and strengthening you for the tasks ahead. Know that I am your companion and you face nothing alone. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking “It’s all up to you”. When you start to trip up on this, getting stressed and/or aggravated with your ‘to-do list’, stop. Pause. Look to Me and consciously say, “It is Yours, Lord.” Allow Me to take over while you rest long enough to release the pressure into My safe and capable hands. I will guide your next step. You can find rest and peace by practicing this trust, even in the flurry of busy-ness.
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.