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.

Uncomfortable Times

The world has many discomforts: physical pain, weather changes, emotional distress, financial worries, relationship strains, grief & loss…I know them all. Come to Me so I can soothe you. I am a loving God who can heal the slightest irritations to the deepest trauma wounds. Hang in there; healing can take a long time. Take heart and reach out to hands there to help sort it out and make things new. Even in uncomfortable times, I will help you endure and move forward. Reach for Me to steady you when the weight and winds make you off-kilter. My way is safe and secure.

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.

Move On

Learn the art of moving on. I’ve watched you mulling things over to the point of exhaustion, thinking “If only I had done this or that”. These past hurts, injustices, and annoyances bubble to the surface and distract you from the beauty of the present. Instead of ruminating about past conversations and experiences, try releasing them to My attentive care. Take what has been troubling you and leave that baggage on My holy doorstep. Breathe in the peace I offer you in exchange. I can take care of it. Move on as an act of trust, freed from that burdened load. Behold! I am doing something new.

Stop Paddling

I am a God you can trust. I am the greatest listener, encourager, and healer. Let Me be your rock today, – a solid, sturdy place to stand, sit or rest upon as you see fit for your needs. I provide firm support that is unwavering against waves or stormy weather. You can dock your boat firmly to Me. It’s important to stop paddling now and then and step out of the water. Come to Me for focus and guidance.

Know That I Am God

Our connection is true and valid. Faith is not a fake or worthless thing. (Try it again if you haven’t done it in a while). Stop the worldly pace long enough to be still and know that I am God. I want to calm your anxious thoughts, soothe your worried mind, and give you the gift of listening in total love to help soften your edges. I know the big picture for your life. Listen for My voice of love and tenderness for you. Seek Me with all your heart, and find Me already with you. You don’t have to face the world alone; I am here! Now and for always.

Trust That I’m Here

Even though sometimes life is hard or filled with difficult emotions, I am showing up. I am with you. You might feel like glimpses of Me are only fleeting, but that doesn’t negate My constant Presence. The trick is learning to recognize Me in occasional encounters but also still trust that I’m here even when you don’t feel or sense My nearness. In choosing to trust, you may find that you actually start recognizing Me more often.  Check it out. I’m with you, – ALWAYS. Loving, supporting, and guiding you, – and attending to your every need.

I Make Things Manageable

Sometimes when you feel the greatest pressure to be “on it”, getting things done, and “ahead of the game”, this is when you most need to STOP. Learn to recognize when you are trying to be in control instead of acknowledging My sovereignty over you and your life. Things will get done. (Maybe not in the volume and order you think, though). Let Me help you. Ask Me to lend a hand, but also ask Me to LEAD. I will make all things manageable for you this way.

I Am Involved

Put your trust in Me. I am involved in your life, already at work. Good things are coming your way. Do work that exalts My name. I need your strength of voice and character and spirit to lead others. Don’t confuse people’s unhappiness as being a sign that you are doing something wrong or not doing enough. Show love just as I have love for you. Let Me take care of the outcomes, knowing I am involved in their life, too. You can still be happy without feeling guilty that others are not.

Wanting My Love to Be Enough

My Grace is enough for you. It will sustain you through your difficulties. Of course I am pleased with you! You are My beloved. There is no one beyond My reach of love – especially not you, My child. I call you MINE, loving you deeply and even more than you love your own circle of loved ones. Look up. See Me gazing at you with such great tenderness, wanting to erase your worries and remove your pain; wanting My love for you to be enough. You know what that feels like. Just as you wish for your deep love of those whom you treasure to be enough for them, I want that for you.