My dear daughter,
I see your tears. I hear your desperate cries. I know your thoughts, even the ones that you can’t express to your loved ones.
I know you are overwhelmed. Life is busy and crazy and tough, and I long to hold you in My arms as you talk with Me – as you drive the children to school, or teach them spelling over the dining room table, or even as you lay your head on the pillow.
Those tears you cry? I catch them in My hand and count them. The sighs you breathe out as you wait for your child to come home at night? I hear them. When you are so upset and cannot find the words to talk with Me, I hear the prayers of the Holy Spirit intercede for you.
Dear child, My princess, I am working in you for great and mighty things, even though you cannot see it right now. I have loved you since I laid the foundations of the universe. I created you fearfully and wonderfully, and when I see you, I am so proud to call you My own.
I see that you are overwhelmed. I want you to know this: when you awake in the middle of the night, do not fret. I miss you and want to whisper My truths to you through My Word. Please get up off your mat and join me in the quiet stillness of the living room. I have such incredible things to show you in My Word. Truths that will edify you and draw you closer to Me.
I long to shoulder your burdens, to allow you to rest in Me. Child, I have created the heavens and the earth. I have formed the mountains and seas. I chisel each delicate snowflake individually and know where each wild deer gives birth. Don’t you think I am strong enough and big enough to handle your problems, if only you’d give them to me? If only you wouldn’t take them back?
Don’t think I don’t understand pain and separation, My love. I endured both on the cross as I was separated from my Father. I laid down My life for you on the cross and took it back up again after three days. I died to release you from sin and shame and I rose to give you life and give it abundantly.
You are My Child, a Daughter of the Most High King. Straighten your crown, my girl. Let me wipe your tears. Then hold your head high, with uninhibited joy, and know that I am with you as you rise in the morning and as you lay down at night. What you give to Me I will protect. I may take you through valleys, but know this: it is because I have made the plan for you and you alone, and I know what is on the other side of the valley.
I don’t like to waste anything. The trials and tribulations you experience I will use to encourage someone else, through you, later on. I cannot wait to see your face when you realize that!
I may say ‘yes’ to some of your prayers, and I may say ‘no.’ Sometimes, I will say “wait.” I ask you to have faith in Me during the times I say no and wait – and follow My direction when I tell you yes. No matter My answer, I know what is best for you – trust that, please.
Daughter, I love you. When I was standing in the garden after I resurrected, Mary did not recognize Me until I said her name. Do you know that as I stand at Father’s right hand, that I tell Him your name? I know you by name, My child. When no one notices your pain and hurting heart, when no one sees that you need help, when no one will listen to you – I do. I, Jesus, listen and hear you and pray to Father for you by name.
Let this be a comfort to you: that I am even now building you a room just for you. I’m pulling out all My carpenter skills and working it up, just for you. I am so excited about you seeing it! In My time, you will, and I cannot wait to take your hand and show it to you.
My daughter, I am always a prayer away. I am always with you. Always.
By Terrie McKee
© 2018 Terrie Bentley McKee
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