For whatever reason, it seems the last few weeks have been screaming by and I’m left seeing a blur out of my peripheral vision. That blur caused me to miss meetings and phone calls. (note to self: when things change at the last minute make sure you write them down, Alene) Mercy!
My heart and soul have been crying out for a break, a breather, a pause. I wanted to sneak away for to refocus and refuel. Well, that was impossible to fit into the schedule so . . . I tried chilling out at Starbucks to refresh myself. I even tried capturing some peace at the Sonic drive through at happy hour! (Hey, $1.08 for a Route 44 unsweet peach tea is a good deal!) Yep, I tried many tactics – all but taking a “pause for the real thing – coke”.
When I saw there wasn’t two days, or one day for that matter, to get away I came to my senses and realized Coke, Starbucks, or Sonic were not the kind of pause I was looking for. What I needed was a mental pause to refocus my mind on where true refreshment, vision and purpose come from! God’s Word.
As I sought the word for encouragement God spoke to the still of my soul (Alene inserted for Israel) . . .
Why would you ever complain, Alene, or, whine, Alene, saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind. Isaiah 40:27 Message
Hallelujah, our Lord never tires or pauses. He is always there to give fresh strength and energy as we wait on Him. A God pause is a good thing!
If you are needing a pause – pick up the real thing – God’s word and be amazed!