In this hustling, image-forward age of opportunity, we feel more anxious than ever. Despite all the affirming memes and self-reflections that dominate social media feeds, approval and worth often seem assigned to what we do rather than who we are. and we end up constanly feeling like we’re behind, lacking, and failing-at home, at work, with friend, with God.
Ruth Chou Simons knows something about feeling measured by achieve-ment, perfomance, and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two culturs, Ruth 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. in When Strivings Cease, Ruth guides you on a journey to find freedom from the never ending quest for self-improvement. She shows you how to.
● confront the ways you look to superficial means of acceptance and belonging;
● find relief in realizing 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; and
● let go of trying to rely on your own strenght, your own abilities, and your own savvy by truly understanding the freedom jesus purchased for you.
With personal stories, biblical insight, practical applications, and 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.