Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Gods Pause Button

Definition of PAUSE

: a temporary stop
a: a break in a verse
Have you ever experienced a Pause moment in life.
Its a moment that we often mistake  for something more.
as if we have been frozen in time
I know when my Pause moment arrived, i felt as if God had clicked the eject button and every dream and all hope was lost.
Yet God never presses the eject button
He does however sometimes need to press Pause
I love how the merriam-webster dictionary defines it as a break in the verse,
It doesn't say the song is over,it just is a break, a breather, a Pause
Pause moments are hard to understand .
How do I know ?
I know because  i am in one at the moment,
so many dreams and things paused after an accident affected our family
Yet there is one thing I am learning, and that is  Pause moments are powerful moments if we allow them to be.
 I struggled with mine for a while,God had pressed pause and i was still running on my own steam.
Guess that's part of being human and thinking we can hold the world up when we ourselves can hardly  stand 
 I have learned some valuable lessons and continue to each day in regard to Gods Pause button.
One of the most important things I am learning, which sadly i thought I knew, is He never presses Pause without a reason,
He presses Pause because He knows the plans he has for us.
He knows us better than we know ourselves ....He sees the whole story not just one line or chapter.
He sees the beginning and the end 
so if you feel like your sitting in the middle of a Pause, remember its not forever.
 its just a break in the verse of the song called life
 Allow yourself to flow with it.
I know its easier said than done, but trust me fighting it leads to exhaustion and frustration 
I love all of  psalm 139  but take a moment and read what  vs 13-18 say
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
 How precious to me are your thoughts,  God!
How vast is the sum of them!
 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand
when I awake, I am still with you.
He knows us and cares for us
 and when we come to the season of Pause, or if we find ourselves in it right now, meditate on this word and know that he knows what HE is doing


  1. Powerful post that will help others be encouraged, inspired and even challenged! All GLORY to GOD! Amen!!! Thanks Debs for your obedience to HIS calling, as they say it ain't easy, but HE says it will be worth it!!! Praise the LORD!