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  1. I have to disagree about the part where you say “find someone…who breathes inspiration into your life!” You are inspiring whether you know it or not! <3 That is why so many people come to your blog and read. We see that in you. Even through this post, you inspire me to rest and be still, just knowing that God's grace is enough!

  2. Abbey Tiemann

    Oh my… This blog post sounds about like the story of my life. Legalism and perfectionism drove my health and spiritual wall into disarray as well. I so appreciated the simple way you’ve chosen to express how you’re coping with this same ‘recovery’. It’s so hard to rest and to let things go… But we can do it!!! 🙂
    Thank you.

  3. Great post sis, Love ya! Hang in there you’re doing great. You’re right, those songs can be rather deprecating and guilt-inducing. After all, God doesn’t need us to “do” things for Him, He just wants to use us, and He uses us no matter what our level of strength or weakness is; and I know he’s using you and working in your life. 🙂

  4. Gabby

    I wonder too about the wisdom in singing hymns like those anyway. Honestly, I think we just need to worship God for who He is and what He has done, not sing songs of regret. Thinking upon God’s character makes me want to be more like Him. Thinking about regrets leads me to focus on me, and how I really can’t be good enough anyway. But that’s what the cross is all about.

  5. Bethany

    I’m in this white space too, but I’ve been feeling guilty about it. I never thought about it like recovery though. Thanks. 🙂

    • I constantly fight feeling guilty about taking white space. But the more I force myself into rest or relaxation – enjoying my life, and mentally fight the guilty feelings at the same time, the easier it gets. Reprogramming the brain is a long and taxing process.

  6. You have described my former life. But the Lord has given me a time of sabbatical. It’s so, so nice to connect with someone who is feeling the same. Several years ago the Lord told me to do less. I did my best to be obedient, but I didn’t know what He meant. Now I have a better understanding. I am cultivating His peace in my soul. I will be better and stronger when this is done.

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