Remembering ease

I have this recurring suspicion that the answer to all of my questions in life will turn out to be “just stop trying”.

That’s partly because I used to be so intense I turned relaxation into an effort and “giving up” into a long-term goal that never got closer.

I’m so much happier these days, and my current themes of ease, trust, accepting, allowing, and letting go of the oars resonate so strongly.

Occasionally things are going so well that I forget. But the beauty of ease is that everything can always get easier. There’s no limit. The wonder of trust is that it just gets stronger the more you do it. There will never be a time to stop trusting, to stop enjoying ease, or to stop letting the current carry you downstream.

There will never be a time when happiness, appreciation and joy aren’t the only game in town.

So remind yourself to let go of the oars, let go completely, and allow God to reach you continuously with all the love and the blessings He has made for you.

6 thoughts on “Remembering ease

  1. Php4

    Young’s Literal Translation

    for nothing be anxious, but in everything by prayer, and by supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God;

    Matt 6

    Young’s Literal Translation
    ‘And who of you, being anxious, is able to add to his age one cubit
    BUT BEARING IN MIND
    ROMANS 8
    Young’s Literal Translation
    And not only so, but also we ourselves, having the first-fruit of the Spirit, we also ourselves in ourselves do groan, adoption expecting — the redemption of our body

  2. 1pet5

    6Be you humbled therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in the time of visitation: 7Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you. 8Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. 9Whom resist ye, strong in faith: knowing that the same affliction befalls, your brethren who are in the world.

    Benediction and Final Greetings

    10But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you and confirm you and establish you. 11To him be glory and empire, for ever and ever. Amen

  3. Weymouth New Testament
    In the same way the Spirit also helps us in our weakness; for we do not know what prayers to offer nor in what way to offer them. But the Spirit Himself pleads for us in yearnings that can find no words…
    Hmmm..sounds more supine than melancholic 😦

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