David was moved by gratitude to think about God’s character and motives. Sadly, the occasions that lead to my questions about God reveal a very different attitude. When I ask questions it’s not really about needing answers, but about demanding my way.
My response to what was outside my house was based on the condition of what was inside my house - the windows. Isn't it the same way with our emotional response to our lives? We miss the beauty that is right in front of us, because the lens we are looking through is not clear.
God invites us to take time to reconnect with him and with one another, and to rediscover the joy of moving at a slower pace. Yes, there is obedience and trust involved in God's direction to take a sabbath. But it is meant to be a gift, not a burden. Rest renews us. Time away from our tasks helps us gain perspective.