Look my beloved, there is a road here that you must travel. The ground looks hard and the journey tough. This is the path I chose for you and though the way seems difficult, I have called you to walk it with ease, for I am with you to strengthen you. I’ve got you and I will not let you go. The things you learn here will prepare you to live in this world as my child, my holy, loved one. This is where you will live with confidence as you trust in me. Here is where boldness will rise as you look to me. Fear will be conquered as you live in my love and joy will bubble up from deep within you as you find strength in me. Don’t trust what you see, trust me. Don’t put your faith in what you hear, listen for my voice leading and guiding you. Don’t allow fear to keep you from stepping out in faith. As you do, the rough ground will become smooth, the valley will become high ground, and the desert will turn to a green pasture. Step out and see, I will turn this wilderness into fruitful ground.
“Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.”Isaiah 40:4
What have you called me to today?
As I lean into you, strengthen me.
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