In my church I’ve talked frequently about taking time to pause. It is so important to take time in the busyness of our lives and days to stop and allow the Lord to be our strength and rest. I know my times of pause are life-giving and I realize that these simple times are helpful in ways that I don’t even understand.
In a “Pray As You Go” devotional I listened to this week, it talked about this reality. It said, “Waiting in silence for God can be very prayerful. It is our whole self that prays not just our lips, or our words. To want to be there with God is prayer.”
Do we want to be with God? I know that He wants to be with us. He wants us to make time in our busy schedules to pray, seek Him and to rest in His goodness.
Psalm 62:1-2 says: “I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.”
It’s important for us to take time to pause and to wait quietly before the Lord, because He is our rock and our strength in the midst of the challenges we face in this world. Are you stressed? Are you worn down and frustrated? Are you feeling like you want to give up? My encouragement to you is to stop and spend some time with the Lord. Be silent and let Him meet you in that place. He is your rock, your salvation, your fortress. Let Him be all of these things as you pause and rest in His silence.