The Blessed Tension



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Romans 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with patience we wait eagerly for it.” (NASB)

Father – How do I eagerly wait with patience? They seem like opposites – eager/patient… Clarify, please.

Child – Anticipation is a driving force in my kingdom. Life is full of purpose as you anticipate what I will do in and through your life today. Each new day is an unwritten slate on which we will write victories as we go through it.

You in Me and I in you. We form a united front against the wiles and plans of the enemy. He intends to hurt you and separate you from others and most of all from Me. But I, the victorious one, live inside you so it is possible to go through a day unscathed as you rest in Me. Eagerly watch to see just how I will work out the situations as you yield your thoughts, emotions, words and actions to Me!

You exist so my glory will be seen in your part of the world. I reach out to those in your path to bless you and them with encouragement, hope and peace. Rest as I supply all you need in each situation.  At the same time, this trust will build an eager anticipation to see how I will take care of that need. Hence, the blessed tension!

We walk together into your present unknown firmly on the path I have chosen for the day. Hold my hand as we go living each moment and watch to see the good that will come from each trial. Trust and obey. It’s the only way to full, joyful living in this present world.

Eager hope is possible through patient trust in Me as you watch and wait for what is to come.


1 John 4:4; Proverbs 3:5-6; John 14:20


God’s Call


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Psalm 27:8  My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
    And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”

Child – This is my earnest call to you each day. I long to listen to your heart and to speak to you. But you must take some of the time I have blessed you with to allow this. Your choice will let Me make myself more fully known to you. Quiet time with Me is essential for your peace and joy.

I alone know what each day holds for you. I alone can prepare you for whatever challenges lie ahead. Together we will face and overcome them. But you must take time to prepare for the battle.

Don’t allow Satan to steal the peace and joy you receive from spending alone time with Me. I am your source of these blessings. He knows that if he can distract you, you become easy prey for his plans to steal what I have for you.

Only when you spend time with Me one on one can you truly hear my still small voice. I will not shout. You must choose to listen.

You are given a limited amount of time on earth. Don’t waste it by being too busy to spend some of it with Me. I am your source of strength for each day. Come to Me and your cup will overflow with blessings.

I love you, child. Share your time with Me and I will supply everything you need for today. Then you will live in the victory of contentment.


John 10:10; John 16:33; Philippians 4:6-7


My Inheritance


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Lamentations 3:22-24 The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!”

Child – Where is your hope? In whom or what do you trust? I am the Faithful One. I am your only solid rock and anchor in the storms of life.

Others are in your life to assist at times of need, but I am the constant one. Always present; always dependable. Ask Me for all you need and I will give you comfort and wisdom.

Each day is filled with challenges to be faced. You can choose to face them alone or with Me. I am always with you to guide and strengthen you along the way. But you must choose to allow Me help because I will not take over your will.

Trust Me to provide what you need in every situation. Let Me bless you today. I love you and want to give you my best blessings. They will never run out. I am also ready to give you my peace that passes understanding.

Nothing is a surprise to Me. I already have a plan for the situations that will arise. Listen for my guiding voice and trust Me even when you cannot see the path ahead.

Hold on, child. Although the waves of the storm seem able to overwhelm you, I am still the storm calmer. With Me you can walk above the waves, but you must keep your eyes on Me.

My grace and mercies are new every morning. You can enjoy the present knowing I AM your inheritance. Put your hope in Me. I will not disappoint you.


Hebrews 6:19; Philippians 4:7; Philippians 4:19; Matthew 14:27-31

Live in the Overflow


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Romans 15:13 “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (NLT)

Child – Hope is a gift I give you. It is one of my many daily blessings available for you to experience. But notice that it comes from my Holy Spirit within you. I am here to provide it as you trust Me for everything you need.

As you have seen these past few months, the world you presently live in is not stable. All can be upended in just moments. But I am here, ready to fill you to overflowing with joy and peace.

Today is a new day. It is also my gift to you. Will you choose to continue to trust Me to be in control, despite outward appearances? In this world you will have trouble, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world!

I live in you, so it is possible to live overflowing with hope in the middle of these seemingly overwhelming circumstances. Trust Me. I love you and am your source of hope as you trust Me.

Focus on Me, child. That is one of the keys to a joyful life. Only I can promise this hope for only I am capable of supplying it as you rest in my faithfulness.

Walk in the overflowing joy and peace that my hope can provide for you as you allow it. Choose this day whom you will trust. I am here and I love you!


Philippians 4:19; John 16:33