Setbacks

Let’s look at your setbacks together today. Weep with Me as you grieve the pieces that didn’t go as you expected or hoped for. It’s okay and natural to be sad or even annoyed when that happens. Once you’ve acknowledged your emotions, aim your sights on joyful anticipation for what I have in store around the corner. Some setbacks come from trying to make things happen before their time. Instead of pushing the envelope using your own means of control, step back in faith and trust Me to be in charge. I have Good plans in mind for you and they will unfold in due time.

#beyondyourcontrol; #trustinGod; #goodplansinstore; #letgoandletGod

Hush the Critical Voice

Be gentle on yourself today. Hush the critical voice, holding tight to the truth that you are loved and likeable. This life is not about being perfect. You are not ‘bad’ when you experience emotional reactions to circumstances or interactions. If you are triggered by something another says or does, step back and ask for My help with perspective. I’ll give you the words to say and the loving way to respond which validates you yet maintains the dignity of others. You are oh-so-valuable to Me. I desire for you to find and keep inner peace. The best way there is to hold My hand hourly.

#itsokaytofeel; #Godshelp; #Iamenough

All Feelings Allowed

Decide to allow ALL of your feelings today. Acknowledge them, examine them, then place them in My all-capable hands. Try to not judge your feelings as “good” or “bad”. Let Me be the judge of your heart and emotions. I am tender, accepting, wise, and compassionate. Nothing you feel goes unnoticed by Me or is seen as “unacceptable” in My eyes. What I long for is to have you be genuine with Me, plain and simple. I’ll help take the pressure off and give you perspective on how to handle whatever is stirred up inside. Look to Me as your confidante today, and be willing to release all of your cares so they don’t become stumbling blocks on the road to wellness.

Attend to the Hurt Responsibly

Kindness: show it, accept it, receive it from Me. I understand your annoyance, hurt, and anger. Your emotions are reasonable. It’s what you do with them that matters. Attend to the hurt responsibly. Figure out what is beneath the anger, then learn how to express that constructively with loving and good intentions behind the message. Walk away if and when needed. You don’t have to be reactive to everything that stirs up your dander. Come to Me as the Great Counselor. I’ll help. Together let’s prayerfully process everything so I can soothe and calm you. I’ll give you ideas for what to say and when and how to do it.