I know some days it’s tough to feel sociable. You’d rather ‘hole up’, seclude, and withdraw. I may call you out, though, – asking or inviting you to interact with others. Even if you don’t feel like it, know that you can do it with My help when I nudge. I ask you to be strong and courageous, not scared or discouraged. I can make these interactions gentle on you. Be there for others today on My behalf. Find how enriching this contact with others can be when you come out. Help show My love in the world today, and find Me with you in doing so.
All things can work together for Good, somehow. I can take wreckage and create a new sculpture from it. Let Me hold your brokenness. Trust Me to heal you. You can stop worrying so many minutes out of the day. You are safe with Me. Breathe, and re-set your focus on My Light.
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.
Blessed are those who mourn. I know the times you weep or feel sorrow at the significant losses in your life. When true sadness chokes in your throat I experience it right along with you. Just because you have faith and know the promise of a with-God life does not mean you will be free from pain, sorrow, or anger. Why do you treat yourself so harshly when these things surface and cannot be “controlled” by sheer willpower, or eliminated by “enough prayer”? Rest with Me when these difficult feelings emerge. Eliminate judgement of the emotion. Let Me cover you with a blanket of Grace to soothe you. You don’t have to be joyful and “pleasant” all the time in order to be a follower of Me. Strive to be at peace with others, but acknowledge your emotions honestly before Me. I can handle your anger and tears; they do not disappoint Me.
Tenderly I surround you. The harshness of the world has at times taken its toll on you. Still, I make every day new and fresh. Allow yourself to shake the dust from yesterday’s concerns off of your feet, and move on into the newness of today. See how I light up the world! All does not have to feel so oppressive, negative, stressful, or overbearing when you open your awareness to My Presence. I am the Light of the world, in whom there is NO DARKNESS, and you, My beloved, are directly tied to Me. Absorb this Light and make Goodness happen in this day despite any and all circumstances you are confronted with. Know Me, and share this gift with others who as yet do not see or recognize My Presence in and around them.
My child, – how good it is to see your smiling face! Practice smiling more. Your demeanor affects your outlook. When one wears a dead-pan or irritated look, it can fade the joy of the Spirit all around. Practicing tenderness and affectionate gestures allows My Light to beam in, bringing comfort and healing both inwardly and outwardly. It’s a simple gesture; an offering, if you will, of gratitude for life in general. Offer up a smile and watch the impact. See how it changes not only the atmosphere around you but also pervades your own Spirit. Bring Light to My people with this positive gesture, allowing it to permeate the very fiber of your being.
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.