Daily Reflections

Busyness Isn't the Answer

August 20, 2023 Deborah Smith

“The Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in him.” —Lamentations 3:24

Certain situations and seasons in our life can leave us feeling discontent, restless, and lonely, which are totally natural responses.

During these times, our tendency might be to try and stay busy. But being busy isn’t the cure for sadness, discontentment, or loneliness. As painful as it may feel to sit still, that’s what we need to do first in these situations and seasons. The comfort, wholeness, purpose, and direction we need starts at the feet of Jesus!

No matter how busy we are, eventually we will have to stop. And if we aren’t anchored in the Lord, that stopping moment will be even more painful, empty, and lonely. Lamentations 3:24 reminds us that our “portion” has to be the Lord and our hope must be built on Him. He is the solid rock, the One who cares for us and has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us.

Seek this God first and allow Him to stabilize and steady you. Allow Him to ease your pain and heal your heart.

Make it Personal

Meditate on Lamentations 3:24–26, asking God to help you sit quietly before Him in whatever stress you’re dealing with today.