When a team begins losing to their opponent, most coaches call for a time-out. Rather than leave their team on the field facing discouragement and distraction, the time-out serves to remind them of their strengths and refocus them on their strategies.
During times of stress and conflict, God beckons us to take a time-out. To stop. To breathe. To pray. During chaotic seasons, draw close to God and bask in His faithfulness and affection. And ask the question “What is God trying to do in this situation?”
Jesus paid the price for us to have a steadfast relationship with God. Our right standing and connection with Him is unaltered by any thing or any being. Whether the stress of a situation remains or is removed, our souls can rest in Him.
The Sabbath is an example of God’s perfect time-out.
Adapted, Turning Point, Dr. David Jeremiah