Author Archives: Sarah Young

Psalm 46:10

Cease Striving

Cease Striving

I, the Lover of your soul, understand you perfectly and love you eternally. Dear Jesus, I’m thankful it is my soul You love, rather than my appearance or performance. So often, I’m dissatisfied with both of these, especially when I make them my focus. I’m grateful for Your perfect understanding, since I sometimes feel misunderstood or simply overlooked. Help me

There Is So Much to Rejoice About!

Rejoice in Me always. Let your gentleness be evident to all. I am near. Rejoicing in Me can protect you from the temptation to complain. When your circumstances are stressful, it is easy for you to become irritable. But I want you to demonstrate gentleness – not irritability. This is possible to the extent that you find Joy in Me. Since

I Am With You

I AM WITH YOU. I am with you. I am with you. Heaven’s bells continually peal with that promise of My Presence. Some people never hear those bells because their minds are earthbound and their hearts are closed to Me. Others hear the bells only once or twice in their lifetimes, in rare moments of seeking Me above all else.

Do Not Be Discouraged

Be strong and courageous. Do not be discouraged, for I will be with you wherever you go. You can choose to be strong and courageous even when you are feeling very weak. However, the weaker you feel, the more effort it takes to choose to be strong. It all depends on where you look. If

Green Pastures and Quiet Waters

When you walk through a day with childlike delight, savoring every blessing, you proclaim your trust in Me: your ever-present Shepherd.  Dear Jesus, I would love to go through my days with childlike delight — enjoying every blessing You provide. However, I am rarely that lighthearted. Oh, I have my moments: times when I rejoice

Philippians 4-8

Think on These Things

  I am ever so near you, hovering over your shoulder, reading every thought. People think that thoughts are fleeting and worthless, but yours are precious to Me. Dear Jesus, This is glorious—yet disconcerting! My thinking is not only the part of me that feels most hidden and secret; it is also the most difficult

Jesus is Our Hope

I give you hope—hope that the best part of your life is not behind you. Rather, it stretches out before you gloriously: into an eternity of experiences that will get better and better and better. For now, though, you inhabit a world of death, sorrow, crying, and pain. Let the hope of heaven empower you

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