You know that if you get in the water and have nothing to hold on to, but try to behave as you would on dry land, you will drown. But if, on the other hand, you trust yourself to the water and let go, you will float. And this is exactly the situation of faith. (Alan Watts, The Way of Liberation, 1983)
This is me, lately. Struggling to control myself and the water and demanding gravity and fighting the current. It has been so hard to let go, to trust. Stress is everywhere, weighing me down like lead shoes. My prayer is for help in letting go, in trusting God. Help me float, Lord.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.