Learning to Pause

1 Peter 5:8 NIV84

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

The past three weeks have been filled with pauses.  Pausing to think.  Pausing to pray.  The past three weeks have been fraught with emotion and filled with a multitude of opportunities for me to become unglued.  Really unglued.  Like, a big ol’ sloppy mess of confusion, worry, stress and tears.  I have been plopped in the middle of a really ugly, complicated, emotional situation that I didn’t ask to be a part of.  At the beginning of it all, I would have actually paid money not to have been a part of it.  Seriously.  Because the situation involves so many parts of my life, I can’t get away from it.  I can’t sleep, I can’t work like I need to work, I can’t parent like I need to parent.  It has been all-consuming to the point that if not for the promise of God’s strength, grace and faithfulness, I would have literally fallen to pieces.  Throughout the last three weeks, I have heard Him tell me to stop, to pause, to wait and be still.  To trust that this situation will improve and that it will not be harder than I can handle.  To believe that I am in this place for a good reason and that it will not last forever.  To have faith that in His time He will make everything clear and right.  I only have to pray.  And pause, when I really just want to scream at someone to tell the truth.  Over and over again.  Because that one truth can put all of the pieces together.  And so I pray, for patience, for self-control, for guidance, for clarity.  And for God’s will to be done.  Amen.

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15 thoughts on “Learning to Pause

  1. Brittany,
    Praying for you exactly what you are praying for yourself~patience, self-control, guidance, and clarity. Thank you for writing so open and honestly and for sharing on the OBS blog hop!

    • Thanks so much, Melissa. Honestly, this whole situation has taken so much of my time that I haven’t been able to devote the time I would like to the OBS. :( Headed to read more chapters today (fingers crossed)!

  2. Hi Brittany,
    I hope that you have been able to resolve or at least improve your situation since this post.
    I am your newest follower from Bloggy Moms 1000+ Followers Group. I’d love it if you would stop by my blog also. Thank you.

    • Hi Karina! Thanks so much for the follow and comment! The situation I was speaking of has not been resolved; however, I have resolved to turn it over to God to resolve in His time. Thanks again and I look forward to reading your blog!

  3. To pause is a good thing – it forces us to be still and listen rather than fret. I trust that you have resolved this but even so, praying for peace for you. Found you through Bloggy Moms.

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