When People Are Draining You

You know how to show love, but other’s don’t always get it. I see you working hard to maintain connections in relationships that are bruised. Sometimes it’s okay to pull back temporarily and stay out of situations when people are draining you. Come to Me for replenishment. I will calm your frazzled nerves and soothe your aching heart. I will show you the way to love again. With My help and Grace you will be able to rise above past offenses and be forgiving and accepting of others even when they “don’t get it”. I do. I see your Good intentions and will bless your path because of it.

Hand Over All That Clenches You

I am able to help you take better care of yourself. You don’t have to live in constant overdrive, numbing out with food or cluttered activity. I offer Grace to wash over all your troubles and concerns. Once your mind is eased with My assistance, it frees you to make better choices on what fills your body, mind, and schedule. Come to Me. Relax your jaw and hand over all that clenches you. Breathe in My Light and reassurance that I will make the way for today clear to you. You can rely fully on Me.

When You Feel Discouraged

I know what I have asked you to do can be hard. When you feel discouraged, – even angry at the load you carry for Me, – remember that I am right there with you carrying the weight and renewing your strength daily. Don’t fall under the deceptive one’s message that you “can’t handle it anymore”. That is a lie, because with Me, all things are possible. Your life, your purpose, and your joy matters to Me immensely because you are My beloved child. Step persistently into today with confident trust that your deepest desires have been heard and are being attended to by Me.

What I Did Was Enough

Why do you stress out with mental replays of the day before or past interactions? What’s done is done. Regretting that you didn’t do more or say the right thing won’t help. Nestle into My reassuring arms, trusting Me to make something Good come out of everything. I suggest that when anxious thoughts creep up, train yourself to say, “What I did was enough. God will take care of the rest.” The hardest part is choosing to believe this very truth.  Be consoled by the fact that you don’t have to fix everything. Offer Me your best and I will do whatever mending is needed.

Allow Space for Things to be Messy

Remember that your “best” is good enough. You don’t have to strive for perfection or aim to tie up all the loose ends today. One day, one piece at a time. Allow space for some things to be messy, cluttered, and piled up. You were never designed to take care of everything all at once. Find your joy again in sitting with Me next to your piles. It’s okay. We will make our way through.

Choose Wonder and Appreciation

I know you are only one person. I recognize your weariness and worried nature. I am your God, and all who place their trust in Me will prosper. My plans are not to destroy you or break you down. Let Me reassure you: there is time enough for everything, even rest. You have worked hard for Me and I want to bless you with noticing and enjoying of My gifts of nature, sounds, sun, smells, laughter, & more. Today need not be such a stressful day. Make it one of Goodness where you choose to be in a state of wonder and appreciation. Relax, doing only one thing at a time so you can be fully present in the moment.

I’ll Help Manage the Stress

There are a million thoughts pulling at you, vying constantly for your attention. When these small matters give out false signals making you think you’re supposed to urgently respond, it can quickly become a pitfall of stress.  That’s why sitting quietly with Me is so essential. I’ll help manage the stress, providing you with perspective. As you become more accustomed to handing your day’s activities over to Me, you’ll see that the timing and outcomes aren’t all up to you to plan, control, or work out. I’ll handle the details. Start to breathe easier by coming to Me often. I promised “Peace be with you”. Trust Me fully to lead your life well and give you this peace of mind.

There is Always a Way Out

Look up into the expansiveness of the sky and realize how big I am and how bold the possibilities are. Even though there are times when you feel smothered under a heavy wool blanket or boxed into a corner, there is always a way out. My Way is true and Good, allowing for movement and airspace. Know that I am trudging alongside you. Now is the time to embrace hope, recognizing the possibility of a better time. Someday you’ll look back on this and realize we made it through together. Hope in Me and trust in all that I can do.

High Bar of Expectation

Try not to set yourself up for “failure”. Too often you measure your value by how consistently pleasant, productive, happy, energetic, etc., you are. If you get caught by unplanned demands that cause irritation or setbacks, you become frustrated and irrationally believe you’ll be “falling short”. This high bar of expectation can become damaging to you. Living My way requires flexibility with trust. Know that all things can be accomplished in due time if they are taken on as part of My purpose and My plan. Sometimes it’s in the unplanned events that I am most able to do Good works.

I’ll Guide You

I am not one to speak in secret codes that are intentionally difficult for you to decipher. My messages are of pure intention. Many of My children look to Me for answers about the future, which I don’t reveal until their time. If you pause to seek My Presence and My voice, I will guide you in this present day. You’ll know when I call you to reconcile or when I send others to console you. You can perceive Me listening intently to your worries, pain, fears, and wants. Feed your soul with daily rest, and put on your shoes with intention to walk on the paths I place before you, just one day at a time.