Pause, Rewind, Skip and Stop

Do you ever have those days where you wish you could press Pause, or better yet, hit Rewind and start again?

Yesterday was “one of those days” I wanted to press Skip and jump over the track altogether.

The dreary autumn Melbourne weather reminded me to dig up my winter woollies. But the dream of snuggling on the couch underneath a blanket with a mug of herbal tea and a book was far from reality. The gut-churning sense of being chased by work and tasks cluttered my head when I was supposed to be chasing my dreams. Deadlines loomed and my focus went on vacation.

A thought crossed my mind: what a disappointment it was not to have an Off button, shut down for a day, and start up again once my processor had cooled.

Certain seasons in our lives can drag on like a long winter (or a sticky, hot summer, if you’re not into suffocating heat).

Thankfully, we’re not alone.

Whether you’re sleep deprived from caring for a sick child or working an eighteen-hour shift, or you’re overwhelmed with grief after a loss or battling a sickness which forces you to face your own mortality, someone has shared a similar experience. The first chapter in Ecclesiastes says there’s nothing new under the sun. History repeats itself, even in our day-to-day lives.

We’ve done it all before and will do it all again.

Thank God we can look to Him and drop our worries in His hands. He’s better at carrying them.

When you next have “one of those days”, remember you’re never far from somebody or Someone who cares.

Until next time,

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