GOD PAUSE: If you're like me --- and I think you are --- you've had times in your life when you've said “Well, all I can do is pray!” You know exactly what I'm saying. You are overwhelmed with the stuff of your life. It seems like a slow, painful death of some kind. And it seems as though God doesn't care and is silent about things. You feel like you're about to drown --- and those closest to you are not able or willing to help. These are David's exact feelings in Psalm 88. But what was his response to it all? Verse 13. “Lord, you know my prayer before I even whisper it. At each and every sunrise you will continue to hear my cry until you answer.” Dear Papa, all I can do is pray. But that's really all I need to do. You are near and you do hear. Amen and amen.