Why do you see yourself as “undeserving” or disappointing to Me? Do you think I am counting up pluses and minuses with your every thought and action, tallying them, and only when you are “ahead” will you be worthy of My love and delight in you? I embrace you without accomplishments, – even when you are resting. I want you to practice doing LESS until you can solidly recognize My Love stays regardless of imperfections or outcomes. I love you, flawed and human as you are, -even when you are emotional or moody. Linger with Me in stillness and idleness, allowing your innermost self to realize the depth of My love for you. You never have to “do” or “be” a certain way to earn My love.
Whatever is burdening you, I urge you to set it down. Take a break from obsessing about it or trying to fix it. Put it next to you on the table and come sit with Me for a bit, instead. Relax in My Presence, – experiencing a return of calm and peacefulness. Even if this is only momentary before you scramble to pick it all back up, remember that you can take a break from fretting as often as you need to. I will be waiting, each time.
Look at how comfortable you are when you take time to sit in My Presence. All the cares of the world seem to wash away, at least briefly. I see your anxiety start to rise as you picture moving into your day, facing a multitude of tasks and encounters with others. This is why I teach you to cling to Me. Like a scared or overwhelmed toddler entering a new place, I will pick you up, comfort you, and carry you in… setting you down and urging you to go interact with others when I deem you are ready. You can look back over your shoulder at any time and be reassured that I am still here, – watching, present, and safe within reach. Go forth with confidence, knowing we are always together. You are Mine.
Keep listening. I am offering words of guidance to you every day. It may come in the form of an inkling or nudge to call someone. Perhaps I’ll guide you to stop and take notice when a situation comes into focus. Pause and give each your full attention, intentionally responding to these moments. In this way, you can grasp and live the with-God life. I need you in this day for so many reasons. Take hope from this message, knowing you are of great value to Me as part of My loving plan. Be My Presence in the world today.
You are burdened by many hard things, but mostly your own torrent of thoughts. I can calm the wind hitting your boat in this hurricane of worry, but it requires great faith and trust on your part. First, ask Me to help – and I don’t mean with a frenzied, frantic cry for “Help!” Rather, use a calm, determined request that lets Me know you trust Me to respond in your best interest. Then, step back and get out of the way while I work on bailing the water. You don’t need to keep reaching back in to grab the bucket as if I’m not doing it effectively or quick enough. Step into this day even with water sloshing at your feet, knowing I will not let you sink. Then laugh with Me about the mess. I know your storms; they come and go. We’ve been through this before. Trust Me again. I won’t abandon ship.
Today I ask you to be a blessing to others. I have gifted you with confidence through Me and others will be drawn to share in that treasure. Teach them how to love. I will give you the words to say. I won’t ask more of you than you can give safely. Open your eyes to opportunities I lay out before you. Fill their well as I am filling yours. I pour Grace into you and you pour it into others until all the buckets are filled. All things are possible with Me. Don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t appear to be well-received. I only ask you to do what you can, and trust Me to handle the rest.
Walk with Me. Picture Me helping you gain perspective, calmness, and health. I pay attention to you all day; can you spare some time with Me? It is here that you will find peace. I don’t want you agonizing over every decision. Make choices, then leave the outcomes with Me without re-hashing them or mulling them over and over. This small change of habit will bring great reward with remarkable steps toward a more peaceful life. Your journey is meant to be less distracted and more open to creativity, watching life unfold before you rather than cluttering your mind with endless to-do lists and worry over choices made or things of the past. One day at a time, one step at a time, together.
I sustain life. Those who believe in Me ‘get this’. I restore a sense of what is right and Good, bringing about justice in due time. To be sustained, you must turn to Me daily – feeding your mind with My words and releasing your problems and anxiety into My hands. I can’t guide you fully if you aren’t trusting Me enough to let Me take over the problem-solving. This is simpler than you are making it by gripping so tightly to the wheel all by yourself. Ask for My help, and mentally hand over the situations and concerns that worry or scare you. Picture Me arranging the details as you focus on whatever I place before you instead. When I am back in charge of your life, you can rest easy.
Picture Me standing right in front of you, – eye to eye. I want to stop you in your tracks until you firmly see Me looking with all-knowing eyes. Don’t try to dart away from My gaze. I am worried about you because I see and hear your distress. O, My lamb, – if only I could show you all the Goodness ahead, – but I cannot. A vision of that magnitude of change would overwhelm you if it came all at once. You must trust Me in little increments of time. Let today unfold in tiny moments without worry over what has passed or what is yet to come. Let Me spare you the details as you take My hand in child-like trust.
Stop trying to make sense out of every piece of your life. It’s alright to sit with unanswered questions, trusting that answers are for another day. My Peace I give freely to you. Sit quietly with Me; it’s Me you are thirsty for. I give reassurance to calm your nerves. Let Me engulf you in Light as you take in My whisper: “peace be with you”. Be confident even in the unknown, – knowing you are a good person designed and loved by Me.