October 2

**        **, greatly beloved child…knowing that I have Personally allowed these adversities to touch your life…why, then, are you frightened?  Why are you downcast; why so vexed? Do you still have no faith?  Are you still unwilling to trust with an unwavering child-like trust in My unfailing Love for you, and in My absolute Sovereignty over all Creation? [Jesus…Mark 4:35-40]

My beloved child…Do you not know?  Have you never understood?  I am the Sovereign All-Ruler over all things, over all Creation…Sovereign over the heavens and all that’s in it, Sovereign over the Earth and all that’s on it, Sovereign over the spirit world and all that’s in it, Sovereign over everything that touches your life.  I exercise My Sovereignty perfectly over all things…immediately, completely, and continually over all things; I am not a God Who is careless, complacent, or indifferent.  Nothing takes place on the face of this Earth, nothing takes place in the heavens above, nothing takes place in the spirit world, and nothing can touch your life, apart from My having either Personally caused it to happen, or My having specifically, consciously, and deliberately allowed it to happen. And all to accomplish My Own good purpose.  All that I do is necessarily the very best, very kindest, most loving thing that can possibly be.  And although oftentimes you may not understand…yet, even so, you can trust in My Sovereignty with an unwavering child-like trust.  For I make all things work together for your good.

You are My child; I am Your Father and your God.  My love for you is unconditional; it is not a response to who you are or what you do.  I initiate My love for you.  My love for you is unfailing.  You may fail Me, often do…but I will never fail you.  I abide faithful.  My love for you is unchanging; I love you today the same as I did on the day you were born.  My love is the same…yesterday, today, and forever.  My love for you is unending; it is eternal and everlasting.  It will never perish, spoil, or fade.  You can trust in My fathomless love for you with an unwavering child-like trust.

So why do you worry, why do you fret?  Why are you anxious, afraid?  Let the words of My Divine Son Jesus to His disciples on their boat, when they had lost all hope in the midst of a fierce storm, ring in your own heart: Why are you frightened?  Do you still have no faith? [Mark 4:35-40]  Remain undaunted by the cares, concerns, and responsibilities of life.  Cast the whole of your care…all your anxieties and distress, all your fears and worries, all your concerns and burdens, once and for all…upon Me, for I care for you affectionately and care about you watchfully. [1 Pet 5:7]

Why do you become disappointed, discouraged; disheartened, disillusioned over results, outcomes, and conclusions of the work you are doing?  Do you still have no faith? Remain undaunted by results, outcomes, conclusions.  Results belong to Me; it is My work, not yours.  And no one can thwart My plans, or hinder My purposes, or override My will.

Why are you downcast, down-trodden, distraught, dismayed, distressed?  Do you still have no faith?  Remain undaunted by circumstances, events, and things that touch your life.  There are no such things as random occurrences, accidental happenings, or incidental incidences.  I have either allowed them, or caused them, to touch your life…for My Own good purposes.

Why do you lament over the past; why are you anguished about the present, and agonize over the future?  Do you still have no faith?  Yesterday is gone; it is unchangeable, unalterable, irreversible.  Remain undaunted by your sins and failures, mistakes and imperfections.  I am well able to restore the years the locusts have eaten.  Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before you, press on toward the mark for the prize of My high calling in Christ Jesus My Son.  And do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Seek first My Kingdom and My Righteousness, and all necessary things will be provided for you as well.  As for the present, My child…today is the day the Lord has made, so rejoice and be glad in it!

Why are you angry, upset, frustrated, irritated, annoyed?  Do you still have no faith? Remain undaunted by what people think or say or do.  I, the Lord, am your helper; you needn’t be afraid.  What can man do to you?  Who shall separate you from the love of Christ My Son?  Shall trouble or hardship or persecution, famine, nakedness, danger or sword?  No, in all these things you are more than a conqueror through Him Who loved you.

Why do you become impatient, or grow weary of waiting?  Do you still have no faith?  I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.  You are My workmanship, created in Christ Jesus My Son to do good works…works that I Myself have planned in advance for you to do.  Every day of your life was recorded in My book before you were born…before you ever began to breathe.  So be still, and know that I AM your Father and your God!

Abba Father…forgive me for my lack of faith, and enable me by the Power of Your enabling grace to trust in Your absolute Sovereignty over all Creation, and Your jealous love for Your child.  You have placed me like a seal over Your heart, like a seal on Your arm; Your love for me is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave.  It burns within You like blazing fire, like a mighty flame!  Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls…yet will I rejoice in the Lord; I will be joyful in God my Savior.  The Sovereign Lord is my strength!  You make my feet like hinds feet; You give me strength and courage, enabling me to walk upon my high places…places of trouble and suffering and responsibility.

My beloved child…abide with Me in the Holiest of All, in My unclouded Presence.  If you will only just abide in My promised rest, you will be continually at rest in an unruffled child-like rest, and you will enjoy being with Me with an unclouded child-like carefree joy.  **        **, it is unbelief that keeps you from entering into My promised rest, and prevents you from remaining in My promised rest.  No matter how great your pressures and trials, how anxious your thoughts; no matter how hopeless your situation, how clouded your future; no matter how sad your loss, how deep the agony of your soul; no matter how weary or burdened…come to Me, you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest!  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and lowly, gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your soul.  My yoke is easy and My burden is light. [Matt 11:28-30]

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