Take a Day of Rest

It’s so important that you take a day of rest. Your world bombards you with a constant stream of electronics and pressures, all vying for your attention. I call you to put down your phone and quiet your busy mind. Use all of your senses taking in this day and moment. See color, feel temperature and movement, take time to truly taste each bite. Touch the things and people I place before you today with eye-opening wonder. See how enlivened you become when you use a day of rest like this to be rejuvenated and restored. 

Pull You Back Into Light

All of that worry and self-criticism is not of My creation nor is it My design for you. I will be with you even through tears being shed. This work to address and overcome anxiety is hard, but oh-so-worth it. As you recognize habits of worry and patterns of critical thought, I can help you sort things out. I am a restorative God. Push out from underneath those dark clouds by grabbing My hand so that I can pull you back into the Light. Make room for My soothing, reassuring words in your head. You are good, valued and lovable. You are Mine! 

When Care Isn’t Returned

You are stronger than you think. Your cup of reserves will be replenished over and over again to do all that I call you to do and ask of you. I am a reliable God. I fill you with ideas and notions to reach out, to speak up, and to show you care. I know that you care deeply for others and sometimes it feels like it’s not recognized or returned. I see your heart and recognize your need for affirmation. Let My voice be the approval you seek and find, daily, without fail. You are treasured, and you are MINE. Hear Me validating your worth. 

I Know Your Storms

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. 

See Yourself As I See You

Know that I am GOOD. Know that I also fill YOU with Good. Stop disdaining your human mistakes. It hurts Me when I hear you putting yourself down. Embrace yourself, flaws and all, seeing that the Good far outweighs the negative or any frailties. Try to see yourself as I see you. In My Light there is radiant love, appreciation, forgiveness, and complete acceptance. See My view of you, that you may be radiant with JOY. 

Picture Me Arranging the Details

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. 

Be Fully Understood

It’s OK to process your thoughts with Me. In fact, I invite you to share every single one with Me in an internal conversation so that you are both listened to and guided in return. I hear you even when it seems like no one else is listening attentively. I’m concerned for all your hurts and needs. In fact, I’m so devoted that you can’t fully comprehend the depth of My love for you! Let Me bathe you in the Grace of being fully understood and fully loved, because I care for you. Experience healing within My Presence and our conversation. 

Don’t Be Secretly Distressed

I know your thoughts, – every one of them. Don’t think you need to “screen out” what you bring to Me. Hand over your hard thoughts, too: the worries, lusts, fears, passions, and judgemental criticism. Allow Me to help you see them more clearly in the Light. I don’t want you to be secretly distressed by these things. I won’t hate you for your thoughts or struggles. I desire to be with you, guiding your steps and protecting you from cliffs and danger zones. Share it all with Me as the One you love, and be kinder to yourself. You are human, and I created you. I take you even with your mistakes and setbacks. Let Me fill you with My Grace to strengthen you against things that are harmful, providing internal and lasting Peace instead.

You Can Find the Calm

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.