It’s a comma, not a full stop: Getting through difficult moments.
The dictionary definition of the word comma describes it as a slight pause. I’m sure we have all felt the sting of a “slight pause” in our lives. A bad report from the doctor, a relationship breakup, or the end of a friendship. These things can knock the wind out of your sails for a while and you need a moment to catch your breath and find your strength again.
IT’S A COMMA, NOT A FULL STOP.
However, some people decide that it’s not worth the fight. They feel they’ve been dealt a death sentence that has a full stop at the end of it. This interval of their life has no second act, it is the curtain call. The relationship you’re mourning over is dead, the friendship is buried, and you’re already receiving flowers from loved ones after the doctors report. Listen up friend, your situation may seem bleak, but it’s just a comma, not a full stop. What you are going through is not the end of your sentence. There is more to your story.
Yes, this chapter may have finished in your life, my friend, but it’s not the end of the book! You have many more adventures to experience. It’s just a comma, a pause, a breather for you to rethink some stuff though.
PAUSE IN HIS PRESENCE
Psalm 46:10-11 says this, “Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above all the nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth. Here he stands! The Commander! The mighty Lord of Angel Armies is on our side! The God of Jacob fights for us! Pause in his presence.” (TPT)
What a tremendous promise! We need to surrender, be silent, and stop our striving so we can pause in his presence. A comma means that there is more to come. There are no full stops when the Lord of Angel Armies is on our side! I know there has been pain and sorrow but a new day is coming!
So just remember when life throws you a curveball, it’s a comma, not a full stop.