Pausing dissolves emotionality

When being faced with a situation that stresses or overwhelms you, pause for a moment.

In the worst day of his life, David returned from a battle with his elite troops just to find their camp burned and looted with their wives, sons and daughters gone.

While his men were discussing stoning him, David strengthened himself in the Lord (6), pursued the enemies and by God’s miraculous provision all families were unharmed. Next the people crowned him king. Best day of his life.

This is also evident in the unhurried, thoughtful life of Jesus. 6: When being tested with a life of a woman at stake, he paused, writing in the sand, before responding.