Your heart is not made of stone. It’s made by Me, for love. Sure, it may have some rough edges which have become hardened over in attempts to be self-protective. I can help file those down, returning you to the soft nature of My original design. Ask Me to assist you. Give Me the power to help you release old hurts, getting rid of defensiveness that binds you. You don’t have to remain impaired by a heart locked up so tightly. Trust Me more. Let Love override all things, including your misguided desire to be in control. Put Me in charge of the outcomes, knowing that in your vulnerability others will be drawn closer to you and to My Spirit within you. I will keep you safe, always.
Don’t be in such a hurry to rush off into your busy day. Hang with Me for a while, absorbing My peaceful pace. Slow your busy mind, training it to seek My calming thoughts. Start with the soothing reminder that ALL IS WELL because I have you in the palm of My hand. Nothing is insurmountable. I am with you and for you. Enter this day at ease because you are Mine, fully equipped for whatever is laid out before you.
If you’re in a fragile state, remember that it’s okay – you are safe with Me. I’m right here to reassure and console your tender heart. Wrap yourself in My fleecy blanket of love, taking time out to rest. (Sometimes a little nap is all you need). Remain in the comfort of My Presence while I attend to you fully. Let Me serve you a banquet of kindness and understanding until you are calmed again. All is well, and you can, indeed, carry on.
You don’t have to have it all together all the time. I want you to grow in your capacity to be at peace with not being perfect, or even not being right all the time. When you can recognize My dependable Presence within you it is easier to let go of fears about how you are being perceived. Ego can go out the door, with humility entering in its place at home within you as a peaceful and welcome guest. Others will be drawn to this intriguing style of communication, honestly acknowledging less-than-perfect ways. You are accepted and safe with Me.
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.
Calming down can be as simple as taking a slow, conscious breath, breathing in My Light, and slowing down your racing thoughts. I equip You. I sustain you. You don’t suffer alone. Step into My boat. See how it is buoyant, seaworthy. Feel the bobble of gentle waves, and allow Me to paddle. Let Me be the captain of the ship. I am steering, – bringing you out into the waves or placing you back onto shore. Let Me transport you wherever you need to be at this time, in this present moment. Trust that I have the power to guide with your best interest in mind. Lay down your oars, sailor. I am guiding you home.
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.
It’s okay. Settle down. I like it when you stop to become calm, nestling closer to Me for reassurance. I am always a safe place; a shelter from the storm. Retreat into My refuge when you feel overwhelmed. My intentions for you are Good, – laced with strength to endure and protection from feeling defeated. When things don’t appear to be working out like you think they should, cozy up to Me. I am here and I love you more than you can even comprehend. You and I cannot be separated, and no amount of brokenness is beyond My capacity to heal or repair. Come to Me and be reassured and renewed in confidence.
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.
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.