Like a bubbling brook splashing in every direction, you are hurried and flustered. Stop. Absorb My Presence. See how I calm the waters in an instant. I Am Almighty God. I AM, -not you, – although My hand is indeed at work within you. Practice just being in My Presence. This will take a great act of trust, but you are capable of trusting that I am working for your good. My love abounds and I desire for you to be at peace, resting in My reassurance instead of racing about in frenzy.
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.
I will show you the way you need to go. I will lead you and others to fresh, new pastures. Take care of My sheep today and along the way because I have given you shepherding skills to use. Go up to the pastures that are wide and deep and vast. You’ll be able to see things in a fresh, new perspective from this vantage point. There you will find plenty of food, rest, and Light for a balanced lifestyle. I will meet you in this place. Walk slow and steady on your way there, exploring and appreciating one pasture at a time.
My precious, precious child – why do you get so anxious? I will not leave or abandon you – EVER. If you feel fearful, lost, or alone, – wondering “which way to go”, – turn to look up at Me as I take your hand reassuringly and confidently. Think of Me as your guardian and trust Me fully, – that I will lead you on exactly where you need to go. Keep your gaze upon Me whenever your steps feel unsteady or unsafe. My hand will pull you up upon the rocks of higher ground. Enjoy the walk; don’t try to run ahead of Me without My guidance. Slow down, and go at My pace, – one day at a time. You will find great peace in doing so.
Go into this day knowing you are well-equipped for whatever tasks you have lined up to do. I give you the tools you need: reasoning, wisdom, words to speak, energy. When anxiety begins to bundle you in knots, turn to Me to help untwist them. I know what is important and necessary as well as what can be discarded, but you do not always know or see these things as clearly. When you find yourself overwhelmed or wrestling, think to turn to Me for help. Pause, and allow the Great I Am to breathe calm into you, giving you the direction you need one piece at a time.