one girl's journey to let go of the rulebook and embrace her already abundant life

Five Minute Friday: Trust

Head back. Arms out.

The water will hold.

And even as the sea rises and falls, it holds. Through the rain and the sun, it holds. Whether I stay face up at the sky of wide open possibilities or turn myself over to stare at the darkness below, the water holds.

And when I stay like this, it is effortless. I could do it for hours; days; a lifetime. So why do I fight the urge to check the bottom again? Can I touch? Should I paddle? Could I save myself? How far away is the shore? Am I the only one out here?

Nothing but the sound of my own breathing. Sometimes I find it peaceful. Sometimes, helpless.

The water holds. I am learning to float.

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6 Responses to “Five Minute Friday: Trust”

  1. Phoebe says:

    This is so beautiful. Thank you. :)

  2. kelli says:

    Very deep.
    (Pun intended.)

    Thanks, Beth! So glad to be “reconnected” with you — truly a joy to read your posts and watch God at work!

  3. Jerri says:

    I’ve never thought much about it – but you have to trust to float …

    Actually, we are kind of “floating” through life, trusting the water to hold us.

    I like this!

  4. I love this! Brilliant and beautiful! You are an amazing writer!

  5. Stacie says:

    Beautiful description. And I liked the open-endedness of it, how the reader can interpret and apply it in her own way. Well-written.

  6. I hopped on over from the Gypsy Mama… I love your writing… it is beautifully poetic… and amazing for just 5 minutes…

    Have a wonderful weekend!


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