Keeping God Off The Back Burner

Weather changing. Finals. Graduations. Wedding season begins. A lot of things happen this time of year. Spring and summer can be two of the busiest seasons for many people.  If you aren’t hosting a graduation or wedding, you are buying gifts and attending receptions. Not to mention finding clothes to wear in the ever changing weather.  Do my bathing suite and shorts from last summer still fit? Maybe if I hit the gym a little more.

In all of the craziness that this time of year brings, it is easy to push a few things to the back burner. For me, my prayer life seems to take a hard hit in busy seasons of my life.  It is horrible and completely uncalled for.  I rationalize and make excuses like every other human being on the planet.  “I just don’t have time, my mind isbusy with other things,” being the  most common of my excuses.  In times of busyness, I believe that if I set time away to refocus my life on God I will somehow become more stressed.

This couldn’t be farther from true. Here are five verses that show God is with you through the busy and stressful times.  I hope they help you to take a deep breath and refocus.  They always help me to realize that there is a much bigger picture.

5 Helpful Passages

5 Bible Passages to Help Refocus in Busy Seasons of Your Life

  1. “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  –Matthew 12:28-30
  2. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” –Phillipians 4:4-7
  3. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” –Phillipians 4:13
  4. “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?…But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about to tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” –Matthew 6:25,33-34
  5. “Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” –Isaiah 40:30-31

This week I challenge you to pick one of these small passages, and memorize it. Write it down and put it somewhere you will see it every day.  This way, in times of trial the verse will be there, forever in the back of your mind reminding you to refocus on God.


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