Dear Jesus

Go gently through this day, leaning on Me and enjoying My Presence.

Dear Jesus,

Gently seems to be the only way I can make it through this day. I’m grateful for Your perfect understanding: for commanding me to do precisely what I need most at this moment. Thank You also for inviting me to lean on You. I need to lean on someone, and You are definitely the most reliable Person I could ever find. It amazes me that You—the Lord of the universe—are always available to help me.

Beloved, My availability is based on My commitment to you, which is deeper and stronger than even the most ardent wedding vows. No matter how passionately in love a bride and groom may be, their vows last only until one of them dies. My commitment, however, is absolutely unlimited. When you asked Me to be your Savior, I wed you for eternity. Neither death nor life, nor anything else in all creation can separate you from My Love!

I want you to go gently through this day, because I Myself am gentle—especially with those who are weak. You are free to lean on Me as much as you like, but I also want you to enjoy Me. When you are weary, you find it easier to lean on Me than to enjoy My company. In an attempt to save energy, you tend to shut down emotionally. But it is possible for you to be joyful in Me—Your Savior—even in desperate circumstances. Remember that I am your strength. Rejoice in Me, and relax while I speak to you in a gentle whisper.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
~ Romans 8:38–39 

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 I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. 
~ Habakkuk 3:17–19

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

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