Be encouraged in Me, says the Lord. Lift up your head and see My face. I Am looking lovingly and intently upon you. Lift up your hands that hang down. Take those steps that I have ordered for you in confidence and move forward. Stop dragging your feet. It is not a shuffle, but a walk by faith. Sing unto Me and Make melody in your heart onto Me. Do not sing a sad song, but sing joyfully onto Me. Let the sound of praise and thanksgiving come forth from your lips. Be lifted. Come up higher. You are not defeated, and I have not made you to be a beggar. You are My beloved child. You do not have to plead with Me to bless you and help you. I Am on your side, and the enemy is the foe. All that I have is yours, and you do not have to fight to receive of Me, says the LORD.
Rest in Me and receive of Me continually, for all that I have for you has been purchased by My finished work on the cross and shed blood for you. You receive it by simple child-like, dependent faith in Me and what I have accomplished for you, not what you can do. My gifts are GIFTS that do not have to be earned. I give them to you by My grace and favor that is unimpeachable. You are My beloved child, and nothing is being withheld from you that is good for you. Rejoice that you are redeemed by MY blood and brought out of darkness into My kingdom of light. Worship ME! Focus on Me and change your demeanor. For you are blessed when you come in and go out. You are provisioned by Me. I Am your Keeper, your Healer, your Friend that never leaves you, and I Am your constant Help. Look up. Stay strong in Me and keep your chin up. You are a chosen vessel of honor and a carrier of My light that shall be seen on you and put out the darkness around you and penetrate even the darkest places of the earth, says the LORD.