I have mapped out a course uniquely designed for you. It’s a topographical map, with bumps and ridges as well as patches of smooth green. I am with you in all of it -climbing the heights and crossing the valleys. Try viewing it all as beautiful, not arduous or “too hard”. As your personal trail Guide, we will take steps in a doable pace. Follow Me with whole-hearted trust and inquisitiveness for what is around the corner. Envision Goodness unfolding all the way.
I have more in store for you! Don’t give in to panic or distressed thoughts. Most of what you imagine as trouble spots never actually occur. Continue looking to Me and latch onto the concept that My plans in store for you are Good and GRAND. My love for you is immense, and I know what is needed to both build up and nurture your soul. Take comfort in Me and all that is ahead.
Waiting is hard! I see your hurt, but you do not wait alone. Trust in the work of My capable right hand. I cradle you in My other arm while the right hand works on the hearts of others. You can work on forgiving them in advance so that when the time comes, you will be ready to show My love. I am already holding all of your pain. Take comfort in knowing My tender compassion for you is real. Breathe in My all-encompassing Grace, mending that which was once broken. You are bound tightly to Me now; be strengthened and comforted in this unshakable truth.
Let yourself embrace a broader view. You can walk into this new year and into any situation with confidence and curiosity once you accept the fact that I’ve got this, and I have so much more in store. My plans for you are BIG. Don’t let that thought intimidate you. You are small enough to be Mine, yet great enough to handle whatever is coming in tandem with Me and My purpose. Don’t kid yourself into expecting or desiring less. Get ready for more, anticipating that important and life-giving changes are ahead. My plans for you are GOOD.
Life is complex. You must train yourself to stop and refocus often during the day. My guidance is always an available resource but you have to seek it. This may mean purposefully setting down misguided priorities and tasks. I want you to reach for higher things, – loftier goals and purposes. Some things hide in the form of humility and discreetness. Others may require bold action. My purpose may feel like a mystery but it is direct and guided when you open to My channel and flow designed for your life.
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.
Nothing else matters but living life with Me. You wonder how to do that when you have so many obligations to attend to. This misperception comes from a limited mindset. I am in and through ALL things, including you and the people, activities, and events you encounter. Learn to recognize Me speaking to you as you do life with Me. I am present, strengthening and accompanying you. My Spirit and Light are woven intricately into your surroundings and tasks. Take comfort in this, reassured that nothing will separate Me from living in and around you. NOTHING. I am beckoning you forward; you don’t have to live in dread anymore.
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.