Do not allow what you see to overwhelm you, for in this moment you see through the glass darkly. With this perspective you will not discern the appropriate response due to the focus and awareness of the innumerable details, and the emotions surrounding them. Do not look at what is obvious. Do not look to what your mind understands. Instead, allow me to guide your focus and your plans, for the issues of your heart are far more complex than you have known or understood. (1)
The issues you deal with today are far different than you have accurately perceived, so allow me to guide you through the confusion. Allow me to speak not only direction, but also wisdom, revelation, and comfort to you in this transitionary season. I know you want to do the right thing, but are not always certain what steps you should take. I know you want to do the right thing, but it seems as though there is no hope of improvement, nor reward for doing so.
Again, let me remind you of what you already know to be true. Let me remind you of my great plans for your life, not only for your future, but for today. There is very real and meaningful expressions of joy in me, and with me, in our union and fellowship together. There is more joy than you have imagined, and even more joy than you have known. Allow me to remind you of the great joy you have in me, and do not let your heart be troubled. (2)
But also remind yourself of the great promises I have set before you. Recall the words I have spoken to your heart, and the vision I have placed before your eyes. Recall the hopes and sentiments I have invested within you, to see them grow, develop, and flourish, in spite of the difficulties and obstacles presently set before you.
Walk with me, knowing you are not alone. Walk with me according to what I have for you, for in your weakness I am made strong. Embrace the path I have set before you this very moment, and know what I am giving you is not your death, destruction, or demise, but is for your joy, fulfillment, and advancement in all things. (3)
(1) 1 Corinthians 13:12, Proverbs 3:5-6
(2) Deuteronomy 11:18, Isaiah 55:11, John 15:11
(3) 2 Corinthians 12:10