I heard a pastor once say that the act of surrender is like floating on water. You can’t simply try harder when learning to float- the harder you try the faster you sink. Instead, you have to learn to release control and allow your body to be at rest. Over the past year I have found myself needing to be reminded of this again and again- a continual need to release my plans and expectations to a loving Father and to rest in Him. There is such peace and joy in the space of surrender- floating in His love and sovereignty.
“Cease striving and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10, NASB)
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