Cease striving! Be still! You are trying so hard to be close to Me and I am right here. I have never moved. Command your soul to be still and rest in My love. You are spinning your wheels and going nowhere. I have made the way for you to come into My presence through the blood and the blood alone. Rest, My child, and let Me impart My peace into your chaos. I say, "Peace, be still." Position yourself to receive. Wait patiently and meditate on My goodness, My love, and My faithfulness. I am not a man that I should lie, so consider the promises in My word and what I have already spoken over your life. For I will surely fulfill all My promises for I am faithful and true. I am not dangling a carrot in front of you. My promises to you are yes and amen. Stand on them. Declare and decree them. Rejoice now before the manifestation, for the releasing of your faith is what pleases Me. Continue to walk in faith, hope and love, for it is through patient endurance that you inherit the promises. Read and meditate on the accounts in My word and live with expectation like the saints of old. You will not be disappointed for My presence shall surely go with you to strengthen and uphold you all the days of your life. Psalm 143:5-8 The Voice (VOICE) 5 And yet I can’t forget the days of old, the days I’ve heard so much about; I fix my mind on all You have done; I ponder the work of Your hands; 6 I reach out my hands to You. All that I am aches and yearns for You, like a dry land thirsting for rain. 7 Hurry and answer me, O Eternal One, for my spirit is weak, my courage is gone. Do not turn away; let me see Your face; otherwise, I’ll die and be like all those who have gone to the grave. 8 Make me hear of Your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in You. Teach me how I should walk, for I offer my soul up to You.