Ever feel the path God has you on is taking longer than you expected?

Life and family and business and relationships can look different than we thought — and take more time than we realize. It’s important in this adventure we’re on with Jesus to let Him teach us important truths about grace rhythms in daily life.

Here are 3 that have nestled into my heart lately:

3 lessons about His rhythms of grace

1. Pursuing something BIG can be a joyful journey, without fear of burnout. When I wrote my first book, I was sooo exhausted afterward it took me months to recover. Nobody enjoyed that! And I vowed never to do things that way again.

Part of learning grace rhythms is how God teaches us to incorporate rest and days off along the way. He redirects our expectations and timing so we can manage our health and rest and energy better. No need to kill ourselves over deadlines when Jesus is directing each step! We can trust His timing each step of the way.

2. Walking with Him daily makes the adventure doable. When we’re tempted to fret over the days or weeks or months a big endeavor takes, God can gently refocus our hearts on the true story. We’re walking with him in this journey.

Before we dig into the daily grind, we can spend time with Him and remind our minds and hearts: it’s His work. His plan. His vision. We’re just along for the adventure, happy to do the next little task He asks of us today. 

3. Ongoing hope comes from trusting His promises. Yes, there might be days when we want to throw in the towel. God never promised us ease. He promised His burdens would be “easy and light,” compared to the ones we’re tempted to pick up and carry on our own. (Matt. 11:28-30) He promised to be with us. (Heb 13:5) And He promised His grace would overflow in everything we face. (2 Cor 9:8)

This is how our hope stays alive! Believing Him moment by moment. Resting in His promises. And getting excited because we see His sweet grace and help at work in real life, time and time again.


These precious lessons aren’t learned overnight. We practice them day after day, in the middle of the ordinary things.

And slowly they become part of how we live . . . walking with God in unforced rhythms of grace.