Your life-pace appears loaded with too much to take care of. Despite outward appearances that the volume is too overwhelming, you and I can handle it together. Don’t let yourself fall into a trap of feeling incapable. Intentionally take a slower pace, allowing a sense of calm to rule. Let’s go at this one piece at a time. Be amazed at the end of the day on how well things work out when you trust Me to help.
You know that I am with you. How blessed you are to “get that” already. Now, I call you to next steps in your faith development: trusting Me daily. Lean back into Me as the One who knows you intimately. Confront your self-doubt and slay it when it tries to take over. I love you just as you are. I have control over every aspect in My awesome design. This includes the activities of today as well as future plans. Trust that you are right where you need to be, – ready and capable for everything you encounter. I need you right where you are. Calm your soul with this truth.
You are special to Me. I am so pleased with you! You are very hard on yourself and this breaks My heart. Don’t fall into the trap of needless anxiety or unwarranted shame. I call you to a life that THRIVES! Abundant life, filled with Goodness. Face your days with eyes seeking and anticipating My Goodness. This perspective is critical to your capacity to receive. Thwart the tendency to worry or over-plan for potential disaster. Smash those worries with a rock of confidence in My powerful plan for Goodness. Be bold and purposeful on this path.
I will bless you in the waiting. I will give you a vision for how things will work out eventually. You can trust Me with the plan and outcomes even if you don’t see it yet. I won’t leave you hanging. I’ts OK to be vulnerable around others now and then. They can relate to you when you let down your guard. With Me you have nothing to fear. Learn and practice being okay with not having everything figured out all the time. My Grace is enough to fix that.
Linger with Me for a while. Don’t rush off into your day without our time together because you need My love and encouragement to help settle down your anxious heart. All of your worries calm down when you stop long enough to realize I am your God. I am taking care of all your needs. There’s not a single thing I won’t address with and for you. When mini-panics start to arise, hand the details over to Me. Remember I’ve placed you wherever you are today for a purpose and a plan. Muster up confidence knowing I need you right where you are. I’m supplying everything that is essential to get things accomplished lovingly and thoroughly.
Listen to Me. I know life is busy and full of demands. I recognize how full of details your head gets and the tendency to feel panicked about getting it all done. Push the pause button, remembering that I am your sovereign God. I’ll help you muster up the energy and guide you through, one task at a time. Try not to look at piles but instead, examine pieces one by one. Together we will muddle through and you will see how trustworthy My way is. You are never in this alone. I will also send physical help as needed. Trust Me to supply the need while you step back and receive assistance. I will be with you no matter what.
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.
It’s important that you reveal your vulnerable self now and then. Others need to understand your hurt, and you need to give them a chance to comfort you. This is all part of My healing ways. You can trust Me; I will never leave your side. I have already collected every broken fragment. Like a protective parent, I curve My arm around your shoulders, drawing you close to Me. Use your voice today without hardening your heart, and in doing so healing can begin. I will make you eloquent and clear. Your show of love and acceptance will have deep and lasting impact. I will keep you safe.
Today I ask you to be a blessing to others. I have gifted you with confidence through Me and others will be drawn to share in that treasure. Teach them how to love. I will give you the words to say. I won’t ask more of you than you can give safely. Open your eyes to opportunities I lay out before you. Fill their well as I am filling yours. I pour Grace into you and you pour it into others until all the buckets are filled. All things are possible with Me. Don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t appear to be well-received. I only ask you to do what you can, and trust Me to handle the rest.
Walk with Me. Picture Me helping you gain perspective, calmness, and health. I pay attention to you all day; can you spare some time with Me? It is here that you will find peace. I don’t want you agonizing over every decision. Make choices, then leave the outcomes with Me without re-hashing them or mulling them over and over. This small change of habit will bring great reward with remarkable steps toward a more peaceful life. Your journey is meant to be less distracted and more open to creativity, watching life unfold before you rather than cluttering your mind with endless to-do lists and worry over choices made or things of the past. One day at a time, one step at a time, together.