We receive all we need as we lean on Jesus.



We need Jesus.
All. The. Time.

Our culture encourages independence and self-empowerment. We’re told we have all we need to make it all work, that we can smash our goals and own our own lives. But what happens when we can’t or simply don’t? How can we find rest when nothing goes right or never feels like it is enough? In Deb Burma's latest women's Bible study, we'll see our continuous need for Jesus. We'll surrender control to the One who made the sea and the mountains. He sees, hears, and knows you. He is present with you now. Lean on Him.

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Eight Weeks of Relinquishing Control


Lean On

When we lean on Jesus, we are set free because He alone provides true empowerment.



Lean In

We lean in to learn. Be guided to Scripture and inspired to apply it to daily life with Christ.



Leaning Together

We are called to be people who lean on Jesus. And we’re called to do so in community.


Each chapter of this book meets me where I am in my daily struggles and triumphs. It gives daily reminders of who God is: my hiding place, deliverer, Savior, and Lord. Leaning on Jesus reminds me that I don’t go through life alone, but Christ is always with me. Each day’s study shows biblical truths of how God works through my posture of leaning on Him. - Cami Hamer, DCE, Peace Lutheran Church, Columbus, NE

We often try to stand up straight all by ourselves. But we actually need to lean on someone else. Deb Burma beautifully describes how we are made to lean on Jesus. She has us lean in to study the wonderful promises of God’s care. She then leans us back to apply this strength in our daily lives. As with all her writing, Deb shares the adventures and challenges of her life and her need to lean on God and others. Stop trying to stand alone. Lean on Jesus for all His strength. - Daniel Paavola, professor of theology at Concordia University Wisconsin

Deb does a wonderful job of giving practical situations and tools that direct us to Christ. As I read through this book, I was moved to examine my own life and reminded to lean back and reflect and to lean in and learn from Jesus. This is a great devotion for anyone in any part of her life. - Rehema Kavugha, director of Synod relations, Lutheran Church Extension Fund

About the Author


Deb Burma is a sought-after speaker for women’s conferences, retreats, and ministry events. She is the author of several books, Bible studies, and devotionals, including Be Still and Know: A Study of Rest and Refuge, Joy: A Study of Philippians, Stepping Out, Living a Chocolate Life, and Beautiful Feet. Deb is a follower of Jesus, a pastor’s wife, and a mom. She’s a blogger, a women’s ministry leader, and a self-proclaimed coffee/chocolate connoisseur. Above all, Deb is a grace-filled child of God. To learn more, visit her author page.

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