Quiet yourself, then brace yourself. I have definite plans for you which you do not know or cannot see clearly yet. I am definitely guiding this process, so release your cares to Me. I know it take such an act of faith to simply trust Me in all the unknowns. Draw near to Me and ready yourself to receive. You don’t have to know everything right now. I’ll share bits and pieces as you are ready. Seek Me and find Me already in your midst today. Even though you don’t trust the current circumstances around you, you can find confident trust within My plans in store for you.
You don’t need to feel guilty or undeserving when I lavish good things on you. Receive. Enjoy. Appreciate. Take nothing for granted. My will for you includes kindnesses bestowed upon you to nurture your Spirit. Life doesn’t always have to be hard. Greet this day looking forward to what I have in store for you, and let your heart be light as you anticipate great things!
The Gift to Know and to Give
Kindness. This is the gift I seek for you to know and to give. A word that sustains. A listening ear. Hear My voice whispering soft lullabies of reassurance to you. Experience My tender touch on your life, wrapping you in soft blankets. Be gentle and kind with yourself and others in this hurried and hurting world.
Vulnerable Inside; Don’t Lose Hope
I am the Great Healer. Trust Me with your deepest wounds – the kind that tear at your heart and make you feel so vulnerable inside. I see all things and do understand your pain – even though you doubt My love and compassion for you because this wound still exists. Even in your darkest hour, I am with you. I will not let you fall into a pit of despair. Take that hurt and pain plus any surrounding emotion (shame, fear, anger, rage, sadness – whatever the case may be) and lay it all at My feet. Don’t leave any parts to cling to because that would only serve to continue to separate yourself from Me. I know that placing it at My feet doesn’t cause all pain to disperse immediately. Still, by doing so you open yourself to receive My love for you today, in the deepest spots. Do not lose hope.
Give Your Shoulders a Break
There is no need for all this distress. Your tendency to hyper-plan and fret only serves to block My Light. I already have the way planned out for you, My child. Don’t waste your energy on needless and excessive worrying. Instead, ask for Grace to wash over you with resulting reassurance. I am a Good and merciful Lord. Let Me bear the burdens and give your shoulders a break. Come to Me and I will ease your pain. No concern goes unnoticed by Me. Breathe, and allow My Light and peace to soothe you. Let Me help carry the load.
Rest for the Tired
I don’t lead or create you to live a tiresome life. There are far too many well-intentioned but tired Christians out there always overdoing out of some strange approval-seeking from Me. I don’t work that way. My work ethic requires attentiveness to Me and love for your neighbor. Along the way other things will come up, but if they make your head spin or leave you feeling bitter and frazzled, it may mean you’ve lost your focus on one of these two things: love God; love all. I’ll help you sort out the additional tasks that are mounting up; don’t worry about that. Come back to Me. Seek Me with all your heart and you will find Me in your midst. A strange peace will settle over you as My blessings wash over you simply because you’ve turned to Me and let me take the reins. Let Me help you find rest and balance as you focus on loving, purely and simply.
A World of Belonging
You are My beloved. I sing to you in the morning air and reach to you all day long, even though you don’t always recognize My touch. I want to heal you from your wounds, hurts, fears, and transgressions. I recognize your deep fatigue and I long to help you find rest. Lean into Me. Press your ear upon My chest and hear the constant beat of love, love love. Let Me reassure you that all is well even though appearances may misguide you into thinking otherwise. Step into a world of belonging instead of fearing being an outcast. You are fully acceptable and wanted, My child. Be Mine this day.
Relieve You of Needless Anxiety
You are My wonder! I give you free will to choose how to live. It pleases Me when you demonstrate trust in Me with your choices, but no matter what, I love you. My plan is meant to support you, not hinder. I love seeing you receptive to trying new things, and being willing to pursue and persist even when the going gets tough. Come to Me with your choices and listen for guidance in the way you may go if you want to be in line with what I had in mind for you. I want to relieve you of needless anxiety this way.
I Wait at Your Door
I give you this day; notice Me in it. Something will speak to you. Listen, and look for Me. Beauty is all around when you take the time to get the right perspective. I know all that pains or worries you. Rely with certainty on the fact that I am attending to it all. You can still find peace, even when all does not seem “right”. Focus on trusting My Goodness. Constantly I stand at your door, waiting for you to turn the handle to open it and receive My loving reassurance. I am there. I will wait.
I See Your Pain
I see your pain. I hear your fearful and occasionally agitated voice, and I recognize your wish for peace and love. Remind yourself that I long for you all the day long. Our connection is not “magical”, – it is REAL. My tender heart is yours. My strength is there for you. Seek My kingdom first in your decision-making, and discover that I am there with you all the way through even when life feels painful. Imagine my loving, supportive arms around you in these moments. Hear My tender voice speaking at times through others, too. Utilize thankfulness as a tool to draw closer to Me.