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. 

This Yoke Is Shared

Rely on Me for help when you feel weary. This yoke is meant to be shared between the two of us. Look for Me in the tiniest details and consider it evidence of My great Love for you. A warm beverage or blanket on a cold, rainy day; the splash of fall color on a leaf; a moment of calming quiet in the middle of a chaotic day. The number of ways I choose to surround you in abundant Love can easily be overlooked or imperceptible to you, yet I am with you always, – making the load manageable.

Lean On The Sturdy Base

I have told you this before, but it bears repeating: lean on Me. When you are weak, confused, worried, or angry, – lean on the sturdiness of My cross that bears all things. Wrap your arms and your mind tightly around its base when the winds of adversity blow at gale-force. I am steady, sturdy, and strong.  Nothing can bend or break Me or you as we work together, in bonded union against the hard stuff of life. When you are holding on to this solid truth, knowing I am with and for you and I will never abandon you, you will be protected from the blustery forces trying to tell you otherwise.

Let Me Astonish You

Picture Me at work on your day, laying out the plans and strengthening you for each task as needed. See Me placing people to interact with along the way: some that you are meant to reach out to and others that you yourself are meant to be touched by. I weave a particular design, and when you open yourself to allowing Me to be in charge, the abundant life it produces will amaze you. Let Me astonish you as you practice heightening your awareness of My Presence in every single aspect of your day. Allow Me in.

Trust Me To Be Caring For You

Do you trust Me to be caring for you? Because I AM, quietly and gently – sometimes imperceptibly by you, but ever-so-present, always. Close your eyes for a moment and let Me remind you of My great Love for you. I send forgiveness, strength, courage, love, and ways for you to find peace. Go gently into this day with less anxiety as you heighten awareness of My support to you. Pay attention to My call asking you to be My Presence in the world.  You are capable of this; I will equip you with whatever you need. Above, underneath, and through it all is My love and caring for you. You will see and sense that today. Look for it.