I am learning to practice the pause on a daily basis. I think I am getting better at it, little by little.
The pause is so powerful. Just stop, breathe, and call on God. Then let your heart talk to Him. Anywhere you are. Any time of day. And pray for what He can give you–strength, patience, open eyes, peace, healing, guidance, trust. I am learning that I can’t pray for specific answers–He doesn’t work that way. Only He knows what will be best. I just need to be open to HIS answers, not mine. And that, dear ones, is what the pause does–it opens us up in a moment to Him.
So often I know that we want to pray for a specific answer that fits in our understanding and desires. But that isn’t always going to be the answer He gives. We must remember that Christ promised, promised, we would have struggles–and most likely more struggles because we are believers. The world is not going to conform to our beliefs. The world is not going to live up to our standards. We must wait for heaven–it is not here on Earth.