Let’s take a moment during our “busyness” to just stop, breathe, and thank God for the gifts we have received, as well as the opportunities for celebration.
The Bible Says Busyness Causes Doubt and Disconnection from God
Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.” If you are not still, you will not know that God is God. And if you do not know God is truly the Sovereign God who reigns over all, then you will not be still. When these things happen, doubt and disconnection always appear.
In Mark 4:18-19 Jesus explains, “And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.” When life’s issues get so big in your head, there is no room left for God. The cares of this world literally “choke the word” in your life. Worldly busyness disconnects us from the one true God.
Our relationship with God is living and breathing. It needs the space to take in oxygen, to receive, to give . . . it needs time and room to prosper and to grow.
Therefore, may we put to practice what the Bible says about busyness: that being still before the Lord will cause us to know that God is God; and actively believing God is God will give us the ability to be still.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” -Proverbs 3:5-6.
May God bless you with Trust and Stillness,
Pastor Jim Kirschenmann