WHEN YOU ARE FEELING OVERWHELMED BY your circumstances, take time to listen to Me.
Hear Me saying, "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
Listening to Me when you're feeling stressed requires discipline and trust.
Your racing thoughts make it hard to hear My gentle whisper.
Ask the Holy Spirit to calm your mind so that you can hear My voice.
Remember that I—the Prince of Peace—am with you at all times.
I am not only with you; I am also in your circumstances.
Moreover, I am in control of everything that happens to you.
Although I am never the author of evil, I am fully able to use bad things for good.
This does not remove your suffering, but it does redeem it—infusing it with meaning.
So if you are in a storm of difficulties, I say to you,
"Take courage. It is I."
Search for signs of My abiding Presence in your current situation.
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
"Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
—Matthew 14: 27
"After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper."
—1 Kings 19: 12
"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
—Isaiah 9: 6 NKJV
You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
—Jeremiah 29: 13 NKJV