Weekly Devotional: Be Still In a Busy Life

By Kennedy Lane

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“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!” – Psalm 37:7

Life can get very busy and we can get overwhelmed with so many things that life throws our way. We get so distracted by earthly things. We get busy with work and school that we forget about our physical and spiritual wellbeing. Here are some ways that we can be still while living a busy lifestyle.

Get Organized

If you are stressed out with all of your responsibilities, take the time to get organized. Invest in a calendar or planner and write everything down. Make to do lists and check things off when they are complete. Writing things down in places that you are looking at often, will help you to keep track of all of your responsibilities and help encourage you to get them done in a timely manner.

“But all things should be done decently and in order.” – 1 Corinthians 14:40

Take a Breather

Take some time for yourself. Take a step back from everything and just breathe. Set aside everything that is causing you stress and do something to relax. Read a book, listen to music or take a nap. Do something that will ease your mind and your body.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27

Turn To God for Help

When you are stressed, turn to God to lift the weight off of your shoulders. He will help you whenever you are in need. He will listen to your prayers and help you through your struggles. No matter if it is big or small, he will always be there to help and to listen. Trust that he will take care of you.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5

Trust His Plan

God has a plan for your life. He know what path he wants to take you on. He is going to lead you to where he wants you to go in life. Trust his plan and that he is putting you on the right path. He puts us through trials and tribulations to prepare us for the future. Trust in whatever he is putting you through is for a good reason and that he will lead you to where you are supposed to go in life.

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do and he will establish your plans.” - Proverbs 16:3

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