Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Radio Pause Button

When I was little I never understood the concept of the radio.  Like a tape player or the needle on my father's record player, I thought that when the car was turned off, it wold be like pushing a pause button on the radio.  That if I were to get back into the car and turn the radio on, that it would pick up right where it left off.  So if I ever entered the car and it was on a different spot, then my dad or mom or sister must have turned it on and that's what had happened.  I just didn't get that things were moving and operating and existing without me.

That's how I feel today.  So much is going on that it feels overwhelming that I am such a small part of it all.  It was a rough day  in many aspects, and I so wish I could just push the pause button.  If I could have just a few moments to

think.

breathe.

have a good cry.

sit.

be still.

be ok with being still.

A pause button on the chaos of life and the weight of the decisions around me would be greatly appreciated.  But I know that it keeps going and it keeps moving, and things keep getting done and people keeping talking, that life does not come with a pause button.  But I also know that just because it's not given to me, doesn't mean I can't ask for it.  I am comforted in knowing Someone whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light.  Thank you Jesus, for in You I will find the pause button.






"Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me.  For I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."  Matthew 11:28-30

8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I'm sorry you've been having a rough day!

You are extremely awesome, and I'm lucky enough to count you among my blogger friends. :)

Katrina said...

Bonnie, thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog. I took some time to read your blog and got to 'know you' just a bit. You are wiser than your years and beautiful too. It is encouraging for me to hear of young women living for the Lord. Your parents must be so proud of you. I look forward to popping in on your blog to catch up on your witty observations. Remember to leave your cares with Jesus as we sometimes try to take them back. I know first hand.

The pumpkin patch we went to is near Davis:) I hope you enjoy visiting one near your beautiful town.

juliereid said...

Bonnie,
You are a great writer. Jesus, warned us not to borrow trouble from tomorrow. Whatever your worries, put them at the foot of the cross. He is most capable of caring for you and whatever is weighing you down. You are an amazing lady....chin up.

Kristina P. said...

Bonnie, are you breaking up with me? I haven't seen you around in a while.

I was just thinking about you. :)

KP said...

that's one of my favorite church songs (the verse).

<3

Heather of the EO said...

I hope you're okay. I'm sorry you're going through hard things.

Keep us posted, okay?

Prayers and peace to you,
Heather

Motherboard said...

OH. I hate these kind of days! I wish there was a pause button on life.

I hope you're doing better.

The Mama's said...

i love you, my friend. i also wish that i had my own pause button in moments of chaos and overwhelmedness. I love this reminder that there is a pause button, or a place to be still.