Isaiah 51:1 “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, who seek the Lord: look to the rock from which you were hewn and to the quarry from which you were dug.” (NASB)
Father – Help me love you more. You see my struggles, frustrations and anxiety. I feel I am just existing, and definitely not thriving! Help me raise my eyes to you rather than keeping them on “poor little me.”
Child – Life is challenging. When you look only at yourself and the life you are presently living there will be only frustration. Your enemy is always at work trying to keep you focused on your circumstances. Rise above them with thanksgiving and praise. Look to Me and rejoice that you are still in your earthsuit. That is proof that I have more plans for you in the here and now before I call you home.
Do not allow despair to set in. Accept that my hand is upon you even though your feelings of aloneness have increased. Feelings are not truth. Only my Word is truth. I love you. You are not alone. I am here – ever present, always near. Think on these realities and allow yourself to be thankful despite your feelings.
Sacrifice your feelings by choosing to turn to praise and thanksgiving no matter what circumstances you are in. You are mine. That full realization should give you the peace and joy you are searching for. Only in Me can you find contentment. Look to Me. I AM your prize.
So, get yourself out of the way. Ask Me for direction and then allow Me to help you do what I tell you to do. Take care of your body because it is my temple and I dwell there. Do the “little stuff” you already know to do each day.
Let Me fill you with my love so you can spread this love to others. I will energize you as needed. When you trust and obey, the blessings of peace and joy will come. Lean on Me. I am always sufficient for whatever you will face today.