Press The Pause Button

“But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.”
- Revelation 10:7
One thing I love about TV today is the addition of the pause button. I love the pause button on my remote control. What pressing this button allows me to do is stop and take a moment to process what has just happened. This is what we can do when we read Revelation 10. We have heard all of the bad things that are going to happen, and as we read, we can pause and process the information we’re taking in.

It can feel dark and depressing, but it is important for us to stop and press that pause button. When we do that with Revelation 10-11, we say, I see you Jesus. You say you are a God of judgment but at the same time you are a God of grace, mercy, and forgiveness. Your face is as radiant as the noonday sun. You’ve got one foot on the water, one foot on the land, because this is your land. This is your domain.

This does not belong to Satan; no matter what it feels like, this is Yours. The divorce I am going through is Yours. The struggles at work I am going through are Yours. The financial stress I have is Yours. The uncertainty surrounding where we are going to live is Yours. We must remember who controls the circumstances. It is not Satan. It is God the Father.

When situations get difficult, our mind begins to race. We try to come up with a million different solutions, all while worrying about the hundreds of possible problems that are likely never to happen. This is when it is time to press the pause button. No matter what is happening or will happen, press pause and then give it to God. You will get more out of completely stopping and praying to God, not taking any action when it comes to your circumstances, and just turning it over to Him, than you would to just keep your head down and push through.

Press the pause button. Remember who is in control. Now give that control to Him and let him operate the remote from now on!

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Florence Broadnax - February 23rd, 2022 at 9:34pm

May I press pause and give Him the control and stop overthinking.

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