Stretching

hurts sometimes.

Why is it so hard for me to trust? Why do I feel like I have to have every. single. thing. figured out?
“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
Proverbs 19:21
This seems to be the theme of my life these days. And the crazy thing is that I LOVE that it’s His purpose that prevails. I LOVE that I don’t have to figure it all out.
Or do I? If I say I trust Him, that I LOVE His plans…why is it hard to surrender and rest in it?
I’ve been going to yoga for a few months now. When we start a challenging position, it hurts. Then I breathe and tell myself to relax. It’s amazing how my muscles respond and it no longer HURTS. It is still what they call *uncomfortable* but not as painful.
The stretching of my faith is the same. At first it HURTS. I fight it and I can’t relax. Then I breathe and surrender. I can find rest in the stretching. I may still be uncomfortable, but not in pain.
Lord, help me to trust. To relax. To breathe. Thank you for holding it all together.

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