Pain becomes a fragrance of love.
Allow the wounding of your soul to bring you into desperate love—closer to me. Even when you feel disappointed, my love never fails. When you are wounded by love, my mercy still stands higher than the heavens. I call you to hold every experience of your life as sacred, and then you will discover my goodness and my power to work everything together for good. When you see momentary pain, I see blossoms of love beginning to open within you, yielding a sweeter fragrance.
I have called you to be a faithful carrier of my love. As you remain faithful to me, love grows within you. My love and my peace will be twin fruits from the Tree of Life, which sustain you and sweeten your joy. Let nothing deter you from your pursuit of my face. Let my presence seep into every cell and wash every part of you with healing love. Those who love me most, will be transformed the most. Let every opportunity that comes to you this day be the open doorway into my presence.
He comes closer,
even to the places where I hide.
He gazes into my soul,
peering through the portal
as he blossoms within my heart.
Song of Songs 2:9
There is nothing noble in being superior to another person. True nobility is being superior to your previous self.
Don't give up.
Beloved when you're in the middle of a test or unpleasant
circumstance, don't look for a quick exit. I know how difficult it is. I understand that sometimes it makes you want to run away and forget everything. But in the middle of the process, you are not alone. I'm with you every step of the way. Just as a pregnant woman must pass through the pains of labor, so you also must push through the birthing process. I promise, you will come out of this full of favor and light.
I call for you to be content in the process, without needing an explanation that satisfies your impatience. If there is something you need to know, trust me to reveal it plainly. To pour out my wisdom and unveil the hidden secrets. Listen to my voice and follow the sound. I'll take you to places of delicate pastures, where you can rest. Simply come closer, and my grace will give you the strength you need to get to the other side. I am with you. I will not leave you. Don't give up!
"But don't worry. My grace will never desert you or depart from your life. And by standing firm with patient endurance you will find your souls' deliverance."