All of that worry and self-criticism is not of My creation nor is it My design for you. I will be with you even through tears being shed. This work to address and overcome anxiety is hard, but oh-so-worth it. As you recognize habits of worry and patterns of critical thought, I can help you sort things out. I am a restorative God. Push out from underneath those dark clouds by grabbing My hand so that I can pull you back into the Light. Make room for My soothing, reassuring words in your head. You are good, valued and lovable. You are Mine!
Listen closely. I am Your loving Father, which means I care ever so deeply about your wounds, worries, and path ahead. I wish I could clear way any trip hazards, but I know you may face some falls. I can’t get in the way of you venturing out on your own. However, I am always before, beside, and behind you, – picking you up and dusting you off. Let Me be your reassuring comforter when you cry out from hurt or pain. Remember that I wait for you to return after a hard day or upsetting experience. I believe in you. I alone can recharge your Spirit, equipping you to get back up and move ahead even stronger than you were before. I’ll help.
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.
You are burdened by many hard things, but mostly your own torrent of thoughts. I can calm the wind hitting your boat in this hurricane of worry, but it requires great faith and trust on your part. First, ask Me to help – and I don’t mean with a frenzied, frantic cry for “Help!” Rather, use a calm, determined request that lets Me know you trust Me to respond in your best interest. Then, step back and get out of the way while I work on bailing the water. You don’t need to keep reaching back in to grab the bucket as if I’m not doing it effectively or quick enough. Step into this day even with water sloshing at your feet, knowing I will not let you sink. Then laugh with Me about the mess. I know your storms; they come and go. We’ve been through this before. Trust Me again. I won’t abandon ship.
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.
It’s important that you reveal your vulnerable self now and then. Others need to understand your hurt, and you need to give them a chance to comfort you. This is all part of My healing ways. You can trust Me; I will never leave your side. I have already collected every broken fragment. Like a protective parent, I curve My arm around your shoulders, drawing you close to Me. Use your voice today without hardening your heart, and in doing so healing can begin. I will make you eloquent and clear. Your show of love and acceptance will have deep and lasting impact. I will keep you safe.
It’s OK to process your thoughts with Me. In fact, I invite you to share every single one with Me in an internal conversation so that you are both listened to and guided in return. I hear you even when it seems like no one else is listening attentively. I’m concerned for all your hurts and needs. In fact, I’m so devoted that you can’t fully comprehend the depth of My love for you! Let Me bathe you in the Grace of being fully understood and fully loved, because I care for you. Experience healing within My Presence and our conversation.
Relax. Breathe. You are worthy of My love, even in your state of fallen grace. I pick you up! I choose to hold you daily. Look at My face and find forgiveness. Embrace the all-healing love I long so much to pour over and in to you. Holy, unfathomable love; love that fills and satisfies. Love that asks for nothing other than your daily devotion and a pledge to love Me in return.
I have given you many talents, and others are drawn to you. I gift you with My Grace. Now I ask you to see, acknowledge, and embrace your beauty. It may seem easier to embrace only your fallen side, focusing mostly on perceived flaws and faults, but this is not My will. You are beautiful to Me, and extraordinary. I want you to see and trust this! Walk instead from a state of Grace with confidence in what I have created and designed in you; great things shall come. Using your renewed strength of Spirit, step forward with Me today. I am with you always.
Let your words be kind today. This includes your self-talk. Being at ease around others calls for an inner peace, which you can find when you turn to Me from the inside out. Share your self-talk with Me. Let’s sort out the old habits of self-criticism, resentment, and hurt. There is no room for them in My healthy, healing world. Don’t become victimized by what you’ve heard or told yourself before. Turn to Me, your Saving God, for help in releasing the shame and pain. I implore you to seek kindness and find it within our holy relationship. I am a God who heals.