Child, I see you. I want you to know you are not alone.
You are not going through all of this alone.
I know you don’t understand. I know your heart is broken and I know you’re stress level is off the charts. I know life gets messy. I know you have questions and no answers. I see the situation.
I know you’re a young woman with a family and a husband and responsibilities and I know the sickness that has invaded your life. I see you and I want you to know I am right here with you in it.
I know you are an elderly person. You’re confused and living alone. I understand the loneliness you feel and that you are feeble. The doctor visits, the medications you have to take every day. It gets overwhelming. Your body is weak and you’re in pain most of the time. I am with you, you are not alone.
I know you are a young person with a struggling career. Juggling finances to make ends meet. Running on energy drinks and Ramen noodles and trying to please a boss who’s a tyrant. I want you to know, I am right here with you. You are not alone.
I see people everywhere running and stressed and complaining…I see wars and disease and killings and hatred. I see women and children abused and perversions of every kind. I see husbands and wives in despair doing the best they can for their children but failing in their attempts. I hear you scream, “Why?” I see your frustration and anxiety and depression. I have never left you, not even for one second. But you refuse my help. You refuse my guidance. You refuse the answer. You won’t even acknowledge me.
I gave you all you would ever need to face all these things. But you refuse, reject and deny me. I love you so much. But you don’t accept my love.
I sent the one who can save you. I gave you my son. Some of you have met him, but you deny his power. You deny his name. You deny that he can do anything to give you the very thing you seek.
I gave you my word, and my will, to protect you, to heal you, to deliver you. I kept my promise to give you another Friend, to be with you and to live inside of you. But you say he is not real.
There is nothing more I can do. You, have to do something. You have to believe. You must ask. Then you will hear me say, Hear I am, I am with you. I will never leave you or forsake you. I will heal you. I will deliver you from death and give you a full life. I will give you my peace and my joy and put my love within you. But you have to do your part. That part is, to trust me.
Right now no matter what you are facing…no matter what your problem or challenge is…stop, take a breath and simply ask, and I will step into your circumstance and turn everything around and move heaven and earth to give you my peace in the midst of what it is you’re going through.
Listen. Did you hear that man over there telling you everything is going to be OK? That was me telling you. Did you see that nurse holding your loved ones hand and say don’t be afraid it’ll be alright? That was me.
Did you just read that post that said, God is love and he wants the very best for you? That was me.
I AM WITH YOU!
Do not be afraid. Do not be anxious. Open your heart wide and let me live in you. It’s my love that will sustain you. It’s my faith living in you and reaching out to everyone you come in contact with.
Open you heart and mind and let me come and sit with you and talk to you and tell you everything is going to be alright!
I love you more than you can imagine…
~Your loving Abba…I am closer than your heartbeat…but if you want my help, you have to let me in…
John 15:7-8 The Message (MSG)
“I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. This is how my Father shows who he is—when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.
Psalm 68:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
God sets the solitary in families;
He brings out those who are bound into prosperity;
But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
Matthew 6:25-34 New Living Translation (NLT)
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
–Marla Shaw O’Neill