Comma vs. Period

Posted on March 31, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

Wait on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!

Psalm 27:14


A few thoughts in a time of distress.

Punctuation was never my strong point, I’m grateful for “spell check” on the computer to remind me to add the proper pauses when I write. Life can be that way, In comparison to a run-on sentence, I tend to exhaust myself with run-on life, always thinking and doing.

I was thinking about the difference between a comma and a period, a comma is a pause in a sentence, while a period is the end of the sentence. There’s a big difference between the two. It is against my character to have to wait, I am a run-on sentence that doesn’t make sense. On and on I would go until exhaustion would overtake me.

I believe as we walk with the Lord, He will allow us to discern the difference between His will and ours. His will causes us to pause and wait at times. As we ponder our steps it’s important not to get too far ahead of Him. The pause seems to be where the lesson or intention is recognized. A period, on the other hand, can sometimes indicate a closed door, a time to rethink our motives and turn away from certain situations.

Without over speculating the times we are in I believe God has caused a major pause in our lives. The difference between patience and panic is to exercise trust and focus on the faith we have as believers. If we rely on scripture, we will know the difference between a comma and a period. As I look around, I see believers who are trusting God and are using the time they have to be positive and are experiencing the peace that comes with waiting. Others tend to panic and speculate, having only this world and seeing it fall apart.

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

These verses are our battle cry, it’s where we are reminded of the Hope we have, not in this world but the next. As believers in Jesus Christ, our faith in Him will carry us through. Hopefully, we will be a light in a dark time, pointing to the One who punctuates our lives, Amen!


Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri and serves with her as full-time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can reach him at

Think About This: “Discerning God’s calling is more a relationship than a route, more journey than a destination. It’s about who you are becoming more than where you are going. Perhaps it’s less about what you do and more about how well you do whatever you do.”― Levi Lusko

The Daily Bible Reading: 2 King 13-17| You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His [a]mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy –Psalm 107:1-2

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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