When you wake still tired and weary from the shifting tides of thought that spin you this way and that, set down your worries and anxieties. Allow the hard shell you have built to crack open—allowing your heavy heart to unfold the protective layers you have worn for too long.
Wrapped in disappointment, hidden from deep feeling, you have kept yourself protected. Separated. Which has left you drained and exhausted.
There is another way. Come walk towards me, choose the embrace of mercy. Come be refreshed in the gentle balm of my goodness, I am ever seeing; I am all-knowing. I have looked into the heart of you time and again and I know the secrets locked inside.
Nothing you could ever do or say would surprise me. Nothing you could ever say or do would stop me from loving you.
Watch as I spread the soft cloths of heaven below your feet, they cover the harsh stones of heartache and disappointments, laying a holy ground to walk toward me upon.
Today I shall take you to calm waters, away from the valley of tears and the constant battle raging in your mind. Away from the insecurities, anxieties and flurried emotions.
I know you are tired of the argument in your own head. I will teach you rest. Between stimulus and response, there is a space. Between lies and truth, there is process. I will meet you there. Holding you with gentle reassurance. For I am the calm in the storm.
Though waves may crash on the shore of thought and mighty winds may rage around you, hurling words of hurt or anger in your direction, keep your eyes on me and stay the course. No need to react, no need to lash back.
I am sending angels with wings of steel to wrap around you. Words cannot hurt you if you don’t let them. Don’t buy into what does not support you. I see what you endure. Hold to me, let my love be your source. I am in the in-between. I am the one who calms the stormy seas.
Put down your weariness and rise up refreshed in me. Morning is here. The night is gone. I am here.