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Here we go:
I'm struggling to find my rhythm. Any sort of rhythm.
My days aren't predictable despite the fact that I almost do the same things every day.
I feel different. I hurt different. I see things differently.
I got a cold and have now had any sort of try at finding a rhythm taken away, as the little energy I had is now almost all gone.
So I sit here and rest. Rest and wait. Wait to be able to join the dance. Join the song. Join the rhythm of life.
And I hear these words, oh so tender, Join me. Join the unforced rhythms with me. The unforced rhythms of grace.
I realize I couldn't find a rhythm for I was trying to dance to ones I could no longer dance with. Sing with ones I could no longer hear.
But when I stop trying to find my rhythm and instead rest in His - it changes.
I can relax. Stop trying. And learn to dance the most beautiful slow dance to a glorious song in the arms of my Lord.
I can hold onto Him and live. Live the rhythm of life - life to the full.
“Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)