Perhaps it is Time to Take a Rest

My glory is sometimes a mystery which I unfold in tiny glimpses along the way because it is too brilliant to behold all at once. Train yourself to step forward in patient trust, day by day. I will not give you too much to handle without equipping you. Your life should not involve more than you can bear; I don’t work that way. If you are feeling overburdened, perhaps it is simply time to take a rest. Self-care is just as essential as tending to others. Do not neglect the care of your vessel.

#takecareofyourself; #timeforrest; #nomoreanxiety; #trustinGod

Endurance and Expansiveness

I have called you by name. It is My job to take care of the others that you are worried about, not all yours. Remember that My plans are for your welfare, not dismay. For now, endurance and expansiveness are words for you to concentrate on. You have been gifted with strength and stamina, which will help when it comes time to move forward. Expand your view and open yourself to possibility. When courage and bravery are needed to take steps in a new direction, you will know. Don’t forget that I love you, and I don’t want or expect everything to be so hard for you all the time. Joy will return. There is time enough for everything, though, so just concentrate on appreciating the day before you.

#thingswillworkout; #timeforeverything; #endurance; #youareenough

Driven with Excessive Responsibility

I call you to attend to certain tasks today, but this is never meant to be heard as a hard task-master. I call out with cries of love for you! How much I desire for you to first and foremost hear My bid for your loving gaze in return. You are so hard on yourself, – so driven with excessive responsibility for many things. As you learn to rely on me, your Maker and the great artist designing your life, you begin to comprehend how My capacity is greater than your needs. Turn to Me and find me Present at all times, and lean on Me to discover the strength and sustenance you need to complete all that is on your plate. Come away with My peace and joy ignited in your spirit.

#calming; #nomoreanxiety; #leanonGod; #notyourresponsibility

Be Strengthened to Manage

Take care of yourself, including tending to your need for food, exercise, and rest. Build in time for conversations with Me daily as part of that self-care, too, because I want to build up your spiritual self, as well. I cannot implement the big plans I have in store for you until you can be strengthened to manage all that will be involved. There are many demands on your time. Gently I call you to be reminded that My well does not run dry. You can dip your ladle in these life-giving waters of Grace as many times as is needed to quench your parched body. As you extend yourself and thirst for more water, I will replenish and recharge your body and spirit. You will be ready for a multitude of tasks requiring your energy and concentration if you come to the well frequently. 

#selfcare; #thewelldoesnotrundry; #Graceisenough; #youwillbeready

Stumbling Blocks

Steer clear of stumbling blocks today. Avoid the blame game, and shrug off any tendency to speak negatively of others. This is hard and may challenge ingrained habits that aren’t serving you well. Lean into Me for strength if and when I call you to curb your tongue like this. I will help you avoid those pitfalls that could trip up My Good plan for you today. My way is one of truth, Light, and kindness. Choose the high road with Me today.

#watchyourtongue; #bekind; #choosethehighroad

Strength to Endure Hard Things

I have given you many talents and abilities. One of them is strength to endure hard things. In silent trust, I call you to go about your day knowing that nothing you go through has to be done alone. I am right there, helping to pick up the load and carrying it in partnership with you. There isn’t a single thing that I’m not handling with and for you, or equipping you to manage. There’s no need to try going solo. Lean on Me in confident trust of all you can get through.

#endurance; #youcandoit; #trustinGod; #youhavewhatittakes

Don’t Get Pulled Off Track Today

Each day people will do small deeds that are inconsiderate or unkind. Sometimes big injustices happen. Even so, I want you to release these irritations and frustrations into My care. Don’t allow your thoughts and emotions to run wild with ideas about how to tell others off or bring about justice on your own. This wastes important energy and will distract you from the peace and joy available within. Don’t get pulled off track today or be derailed by small injustices. Releasing things to My care doesn’t make you a “doormat”. It takes great strength of character to choose to walk away or to treat others with dignity and respect despite their behavior. My way is better. My way will free you and allow you to rise above any circumstance with great calm and internal respect. Pray for your enemies, even if this does not come easily. I will give you the grace, strength and wisdom in how to handle the situation if your heart is intent upon following My way.

#TaketheHighWay; #alwaysbekind; #dontsweatthesmallstuff; #youarebiggerthanthat

Pulling You Out Of Despair

I’ve come through before and I will again (and again!). My involvement in your life never comes to an end. See Me as your Savior today, – the One pulling you out of despair and anxiety, the One guiding your choices, and the One giving opportunities for HOPE. I redeem Goodness out of all tragedies and difficulties. When everything seems daunting, look to Me for your strength and choose to trust My Presence and might.

#mightyGod; #nomore anxiety; #donotdespair; #findhope

You Can Do Hard Things

I know you are hurting. I see you sending up signals and flares, feeling stranded and a little abandoned. You are not lost, though, My child. I know exactly where you are, and I am working behind the scenes toward the recovery that is ahead for you. It may mean enduring pain for a while longer, but you can handle some discomfort. I will give you the strength to manage each day, one day at a time. Asking “why” and feeling discouraged won’t help, even though this is a normal reaction. Come to Me and let Me help you bear with this until it passes. You can do hard things with Me at your side and within your spirit.

Push the Pause Button

When you sit with Me, pushing the pause button on the rest of the day, it’s easier to experience how calming My Presence can be. Take the effort to pause, making the time to rest in My Light and comfort long enough to reassure you. No matter what lies ahead in this day or the next, you don’t have to live frantically driven by anxiety anymore. You can live cupped in the palm of My hands, steadying you and bracing you for the things you face. Gratitude will flow easily from this. No matter what, I’ll be there, giving exactly enough comfort and strength to accept and bear what is.