Lean In

When my husband had a motorcycle, and I would ride behind him, he was forever coaching me to lean with him into the curve — yet, everything within me screamed counter-balance! 

But all my counter-balance did was make his job of keeping us upright more difficult.

What eventually worked for me was not to lean right or left but to lean in. When I leaned into him, it centered us and made riding together easier for him and less traumatic for me. 


Jesus invites us to lean into Him in this same way. 

Lean into His forgiveness, grace, mercy, and love.

Lean into His promises, provision, wisdom, and strength. 

When we become ONE with Christ, we are centered in who HE is and what He did. We are secure in who we are because of Him and less likely to eat pavement in life’s curves. 


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30




Susan E. Greenwood is a wife, a mother, and a mother-in-law :D. She has over 28 years experience in youth and children’s ministries. Susan loves to write blogs, articles, devotionals, and curriculum. She has blogged for bible.org, and authors Mary Demuth, Lynn Cowell, and Ruth Schwenk. Susan writes regularly for skitguys.com. Her passion is to help people live their Life In Stride with the Word of God.

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