Be patient with your injuries and sicknesses. I’m doing a work in your soul that far surpasses any inconvenience you experience in your body. Hang on and wait for the dawn.
Your pain is not fruitless if it is in Me. Let’s carry it together. You’ll see how light it becomes and how joyful it is to have Someone, your Creator, Who knows you inside and out, walk this sometimes tortuous path—a path He knows intimately—together with you, carrying you securely on His shoulders.
Things seem overwhelming for you right now. And you look forward to a less hectic time. But you can enjoy My peace at this very moment. Stop for a minute. Breathe Me in. It’s that simple.
Don’t be so downcast. You act as if it all depends on you. But it is too much for you to carry. You were created to be happy. Smile and give your burdens to Me.
You believe that you must pray harder to twist my arm for answers to your prayers. I don’t hear you, you say. And so you become anxious. But perhaps there is good reason for the delay. Did you ever consider that I’m working to purify an area of your life and your longsuffering is bringing this about? Once accomplished, I will more than compensate your patience by a most perfect answer to your prayers.
When you try to handle things on your own, many times you make a big deal out of them, panicking because you feel you cannot control them. If you immediately give these things to Me, you will be much more at peace, able to share this new life I have called you to.
My littlest child, don’t you feel my presence? I‘m never far from you. In fact, I’m closer than your very breath. If you agree, We can live this life together in a new way, a surprising way, so united that others will see Me when they look at you. This will truly make Me happy.
If you let your emotions control your life, you will be at the whim of the wind—blown all over the place. Do not pay attention to your feelings. Look higher—at the Son, and you will stay on a steady course. Peace will be your constant companion.
You strive to follow Me by using your willpower. I have a better way. Call my will into your heart and let Me do the work. You will find yourself climbing the mountain of holiness much faster.
You can come to Me with everything. You will not shock Me. I already know all about you, even more than you know yourself. And don’t expect Me to be harsh—I am extremely merciful.