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When Strivings Cease

When Strivings Cease

About the Resource:

Despite all the affirming memes and self-reflections that dominate social media feeds we feel more anxious than ever. Our approval and worth often seem assigned to what we do rather than who we are. And we end up constantly feeling like we’re behind, lacking and failing in all areas of life. In When Strivings Cease, Ruth Chou Simons guides you on a journey to find freedom from the never-ending quest for self-improvement. 

Ruth knows something about feeling measured by achievement, performance and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two cultures, she was always on a mission to prove her worth, until she came to truly understand the one thing that changes everything: the extravagant, undeserved gift of grace from a merciful God. When Strivings Cease shows you how to: 

  • Confront the ways you look to superficial means of acceptance and belonging
  • Find relief in realizing self-help isn’t the answer because you can’t be so amazing that you won’t need grace
  • Stop seeing God as someone to perform for and start finding delight in responding to his welcome
  • Let go of trying to rely on your own strength, your own abilities, and your own savvy by truly understanding the freedom Jesus purchased for you 

With personal stories, biblical insights, practical applications, and touches of original artwork by Ruth, this transformational book helps you see the beautiful truth that God’s favor is the only currency you need—because in Christ you are enough.

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