Facing Challenges

Hear Me clearly: I do not “reprimand” you. I am not that kind of God! If you are facing challenges that seem to attack or deplete your spirit, know that I may be forming or shaping you more into My likeness, – and so, choose to say thank you. Choose to trust Me even more, knowing that I will reveal Myself to you more fully with each step of your life. My ways are not meant to be hard. Sometimes they call upon you to shed unimportant details, enlightening simpler priorities and gleaning peace from it all as you learn to live a life of simplicity. I am with you, and so, you are up for the challenge! 

I Hold It All

I read your thoughts and already know your needs. I will touch others through you, satisfying your desire for attention in meaningful ways. You are an important presence to others around you, but I desire your full attention. Seek Me first and My kingdom of peace will be yours. I don’t call you to sacrifice all day to a point of resentment. I do, however, ask you to lay your life down when your desires are not in line with My purpose for you. I will help you discern that. Ask Me for help when you are confused on which way to go. Pray for others. I hear it all; I hold it all. Relax as you allow Me to take the lead from you. Enjoy life with Me at the helm instead. 

Looking Out for You

You are beginning to hear My voice and trust My truth in your life. You can recognize that no matter what, you are loved and I am looking out for you. Even if it feels like you are going unnoticed or being left alone to deal with a mountain of worries, this simply isn’t true. I am here. I can carry the weight on your shoulders today: entrust Me with both the plans and the outcomes. Watch as I work things out and your fears trickle away downstream. My mighty river of strength surges all around and through you, equipping you to handle all that you encounter. Know and trust my love for you with attention to every detail of your life. 

No Need for Self-Consciousness

There are so many things I want you to check out with Me today. Picture me excitedly saying, “C’mon over here!”, waving you in to each place you enter. I’m so happy when you follow Me in. Enjoy when I introduce you to new people or things, showing you off and letting you get to know other great people to interact with. Go in with confidence, enthusiasm, and joyful wonder. Life with Me does not have to be a drudgery, or something to be afraid of all the time. You are welcome here; We both are. There is no longer a need for self-consciousness when you realize I led you here for My reasons and My purposes. Be glad and rejoice in it! 

I Hear Your Struggle

I hear your struggle. Whisper My name and breathe in My calming Presence. Squeeze My hand tightly  and be assured that I hear you; I wish to bring you comfort. Stand firm upon My rock. As you face that blustering wind, know that you don’t have to fear or doubt your strength because I am IMMEDIATELY with you. Keep your eyes on Me and don’t let go of My hand. Confidence is yours to hold. 

Run to Me for Reassurance

Come to Me. Whether My love rains down in a heavy watershed or gently washes over you like calm waves upon the shore, I am there for you. I adore you. Too often you forget about how available My immense love is. Don’t let that happen today! I know how you get weighted down thinking everything is all up to you. I never ask you to do things all by yourself. Notice, recognize, and trust in My love…available all day, in each moment when you need to lean against Me or run to Me for reassurance. Remain in Me and I will gently guide you through the day. Bring your worries to me, set them down, and then remember that I have plans already designed for your Good. Let’s head into this day together. 

Confidence

I speak to you daily, – in the wind, sights, and sounds. Hush, and breathe. Calm your Spirit. Learn to rest fully in My Presence. Absorb My Light. I am in you, around you, and near you; look for Me in this day. See Me in the eyes of others. Don’t be scared by what you see. Stop your worries about what others are thinking about you. You can walk humbly and with confidence, at peace with others and within yourself. If you start falling backwards into self-reproach, grasp My hand. Trust Me more. My plans are as they should be and you can take comfort and regain confidence in My Presence here, now, and forever. 

Rest Alleviates Unwarranted Fear

Take a gentle day today. No rush. There are no real demands other than to slow things down. Life is very busy and, – although full of Goodness, – there is need for rest time. Indulge yourself in some time off. Leave some of the to-do’s for another day. I give you this: permission to NOT do for a day. Try it, and be faithful to it. See what joy this brings. You put so much pressure on yourself to get all the little tasks done. It’s impressive how much you accomplish, but I don’t ask you to wear yourself thin. I call you to a true day of REST, weekly. This has been hard for you to manage. Take it seriously. I need you to rest up so that you will be strengthened for what is ahead. Rest helps alleviate unwarranted fears. Trust Me at all times, and ingest My Light. 

Move Forward Even in Uncomfortable Situations

You are a Light unto others. Don’t recede into darkness or separate yourself because of past hurts. Your gift is inclusion, and reaching out to others who cannot always reach back or aren’t good at going beyond the awkwardness of past mistakes. If I have taught you nothing else, it is how to stand strong and move forward even in uncomfortable situations. I need you to hear Me calling you even deeper on this road, reaching into your soul. You have a rich, meaningful purpose here. You’ve felt excluded, yet you weren’t. Yours is the gift of leadership, inclusion, purpose, and compassion. I will bless the ways you choose to be welcoming and outgoing. Let My waves of Grace and Glory wash over you now. Rest trustingly cradled in My arms as I renew you and restore your broken Spirit. I am big enough to do just that! 

Bring Hope Back Into Your Head

Life is not always pain-free. Still, I don’t aim to cause you suffering. Your sleepless nights are filled with anxious thoughts, but I heard each one of them. I know life is hard. Continue to lean into Me so that you can find peace again. It takes an act of will to choose TRUST. I am a trustworthy God who spares no cost in taking on suffering. I offer you peace deep inside, even when the world is chaotic and others have hurt you or let you down. Perhaps you will be surprised by joyful moments interspersed in the day ahead. Let Me bring hope back into your head. Allow Me to soften your heart with My tender love for you.