On rare occasions my wife and I will go see a movie. More often we will rent a movie and watch it at home. There are several differences between seeing a film on the big screen and watching it at home. For me, the biggest difference is this—at home I can ask my wife to hit the “pause” button and explain to me what in the world is going on in the movie. I sometimes have trouble keeping up with the plot and figuring out who the characters are. A quick break for explanations can clear up a lot of confusion and help things make sense once again.
The same thing happens in life. Sometimes events start happening too fast and we have trouble understanding how God is orchestrating all that is happening around us. That’s when we need to hit the “pause” button. We need to step back and take a break to figure out how the plot is unfolding.
Some call it prayer.
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”–Psalm 27:14