Cease striving. How you effort about doing this and that, come before Me and be ye still. Let Me lead and guide your next steps through My promptings. Carry the realization of My presence with You at all times. Let us walk together.
Where are your dreams? Why are you downcast, My love, why is your heart so disquieted within you. Put your hope in Me, for praise shall yet come forth from your mouth, I Am your Savior and your God. My Kingdom is a constant state of creativity.
Come. Come to Me. Come and let us reason together. Though your sins were as scarlet, they are now white as snow. If I can wash away sins, heal your diseases, can I not redeem the dreams that I’ve placed in your heart. Can I not redeem your life from the pit. Can I not replace your mourning with songs of joy. Can I not clothe you in garments of beauty.
Come let us dream together. Create with Me, without fear, without disappointment, without mourning. I anoint you with the oil of gladness, so your heart will sing again. The night is over and gone and though you have gone through suffering and, yes, a season of sorrow for a little while, I proclaim newness over you. Not one tear has been wasted and have I not heard even the most silent of groans, but in this season have formed and fashioned you into a new vessel to use for honorable purposes.
You will comfort those who walk through the same valley of the shadow of death, for surely I Am with them. Encourage them, speak to their thirsty hearts,
“Seek His face, for surely the Lord will hear and raise you up. Do not give up, but press onward, oh beloved pilgrim. Do not be cast down by what you don’t understand, but press into He who created your inmost being – He will strengthen you and bring good out of this evil which has befallen you. He is on your side – only trust Him, only let your heart cry out to Him, and praise Him by faith. You will never regret following the Lord in this lifetime.”
My word over you and words spoken through you will not return to Me void but will accomplish the purpose for which I sent them. Pick up again, and let us journey on. Come to Me willingly, for have I not wiped away all of your crushed hopes. I bring you into new greener pastures. I desire to do this with thee, My love. Cast your net again, courageously, and see what I will fill it with.
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
“‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.'”
I Peter 5:6-11
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that Ware in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”