God, I feel so useless; so many things are out of my control, and the world is losing the battle.
You are called my child, to love and be loved. Use the gifts I gave you to make your life and the lives of others more joyful and peaceful. Live your faith every minute of every day so that all who see you know and see that you are a child of mine.
I know your heart and your pain. Know that I am here. I feel your pain as deeply as you do, and I know your loss and confusion as my own. You are of me, and I am in you through the spirit given unto you.
My child, you are my chosen, my beloved. Do not dwell on the things that are out of your control. These are my tasks. Ask and believe that I will assist. Do not doubt it. Pray and know I will respond.
You control no one but yourself. It is up to you to know your truth and live it; to love as I have loved and to give as I have given. I am the shepherd, and you the flock. Trust that I will keep you from the wolves that hound you.
Have faith and believe that you can rid yourself of any demons that attempt to control you. No weapon of the enemy is greater than my love for you. Though he may try, you are mine and mine alone, so long as you choose to be and choose to stay and live in the light.
Your society is attempting to normalize the darkness that is spreading through this world. You must use your gifts to shine a light outward and rid the world of the darkness that grows in the shadows.
I will not turn away from you, do not turn your back on me. When you feel lost and out of control, pray. Pray the rosary until you feel calm returning. Talk to me and share your burdens and your fears. Tell me of your joys and successes, not just your shortcomings.
You will make mistakes throughout your life but know this, as long as you are my child, you have the ability to change lives. My light, through you, can perform miracles.
The world has lost its belief that the miracles of ages past are still possible. A connection to the divine spirit has been lost, but that link is still there. Through me, all things are possible.
You are called to be disciples and prophets, seers and healers. All my children are called to walk in the light and shine. Heed this call and know from where it comes. Turn inward when you pray, and you will know that what I say is true.
Listen to these words and remember them always, my child. Never forget that today and every day, I am reaching out to you. Know this, and never forget that every day you are called.
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