More Than A Conqueror! August 8 Notes from Papa via Paul Gray
To My child, whom I love, am for and want to comfort today,
You can let circumstances, situations and other people’s expectations dominate your mind and emotions and thus pull you down into the depths of despair. I understand that— Jesus was tempted with the same things. His closest friends, most of His followers and even His family had their own expectations of Him, which conflicted with My plan, desire and will.
When Jesus obeyed Me and didn’t act and do what they wanted, they judged, rejected and even abandoned Him. He felt every negative emotion that you do magnified exponentially because they came from the very people He came to save.
My child, you aren’t going to live up to anyone’s expectations on earth. But know to the core of your being that I am pleased with you, I delight in you, I sing and dance over you, I love you with My unfailing love and I am so very much for you!
I always lead you in the triumph of Christ Jesus… always! So you have a choice. You can wallow in self-pity and stay in a depressing funk as long as you want… or you can come to Me. I will give you rest and respite from your depressing feelings and sadness. I will remind you of who you are and whose you are. You and I are partners. I chose you to partner with Me.
I made you one with Me. I gave you everything I have. I have My very life invested in you! I have taken up residence in you, revealed Myself to you and continually reveal to you what I have already given you as permanent, irrevocable gifts in Christ!
Together, in Christ, you are a victor and more than a conqueror… you cannot fail. You have already won! Now relax and rest in Me. Trust Me, Let Me lead you.
Sadness, depression and self-pity are weaknesses of yours, but take joy! Take heart! It’s in your weaknesses that My grace is more than enough!
You can even boast in your weaknesses because that’s where I’m strongest in you and that’s where you experience My permanent victory! Take heart! Take My joy! Enjoy My triumph today and every day!