unforced rhythms of grace

Rest and I are wrestling again.

I am not talking about just physical rest, which is where 75% of my struggle is right now.

I mean resting in God type rest.

The rest that has eternal implications.

In the busyness and weariness of the past week, I am once again struggling to maintain my inner rest.

And that is the crux of the problem.

In making rest about me, I take my eyes off of Him, the provider of rest.

Trying to force rest in the natural when it isn’t. Natural that is.

It takes a supernatural spark for us to catch the rest God is offering us.

Unforced rhythms of grace.

Kind of like the force. Yes, I mean the Star Wars sci-fi idea of the force. Focusing on joining with what the force is wanting to do, and becoming one with it.

But in the real world…releasing ourselves to join with the Spirit, allowing Him to flow through us.
Resting in His Presence, no matter what may be swirling around me.
Letting go of my need for control, and letting God direct me- from the inside out.

God’s way is not one of force.

He wants willing partners, ones who will come to Him, walk along with Him on the unforced path of grace, finding our home, our rest in the One who loves us forever.

As He walks with us, we find that rest.


May I stop trying to struggle for rest within, and allow You to release it inside of me in waves of grace as I seek You.

Published by Karla Lees

sharing Hope on the hard days for the hurting, the broken and the lonely.

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