He’s Not Going Anywhere! October 25 Notes from Papa via Paul Gray
To My terrific child, who I am so very proud of,
Sometimes you beat yourself up unmercifully because of some perceived failure on your part. Maybe you forgot to do something that was important to you. Maybe you were insensitive to a loved one in need and didn’t want to be interrupted from something you were interested in. Maybe you didn’t trust Me and found yourself worrying and fretting about the future. Maybe you forgot to include an expense in your budget planning and now fear that you will come up short.
Whatever it is, please give it to Me. Come to Me and say, “Papa, here’s the situation. I’m feeling badly about it and can’t seem to shake it. How do You see it?
Then listen to Me! I will tell you, I promise! My answer will always be right and appropriate for your current specific situation. You can count on My answer encouraging you, building you up, affirming you, reassuring you and comforting you.
You can be absolutely sure and positive that I will never berate you, criticize you, condemn you or put you down. You will never hear Me say that I am disappointed or displeased with you. Never!
If someone was hurt by your words or actions, I will share that hurt with you and them… I feel it too, but it never affects how I feel about you.
I knew in advance that things like this would happen, so in My infinite wisdom, I forgave all your sin in advance. I promised you that I would choose not to remember it and never bring it up to you… and I always keep My promises!
Any time you feel like you’re hearing accusation and condemnation, know that is not from Me… ever!
When you feel sorrow that you haven’t acted like you think I wanted you to, come to Me. Repent… change your mind about thinking that I’m upset, displeased and disappointed with you. Accept the fresh cleansing of My grace that I lavish and pour out on you. Remember who I am, who I have made you to be and who you are in Christ. Then go on with no regret… knowing that is what I want for you.
I never ever want you to feel even the slightest hint of separation or distance from Me, because there never is any. I love you unconditionally… My grace for you (and for everyone) is unwavering. My reconciliation, acceptance and inclusion is unlimited.
I am in you and you are in Me… and I’m not going anywhere!
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