I’ve always had a busy mind. A worrier, an over-analyzer, or just a deep thinker – I’m still not entirely sure what I’d call myself. 🙂 Although the worrying and over-thinking is something I’m working on, I can also be grateful for how these characteristics of mine have affected my faith journey.
When I feel like I’m at my weakest, I’ve learned there are two directions I can go: the first is that I can choose to let my thoughts swirl around me. I can let them all sink in until I find myself overwhelmed or discouraged. But the second choice I could make is to turn to my Lord. That means I must forget my pride and my “I can do this/analyze this/get through this on my own” attitude. It can be hard to do, especially if these thought patterns of worry or over-thinking are a habit! But in those moments when I choose to turn towards my Savior and draw close to Him rather than push away, I am filled with peace and reminders of His promises.
Here are the Bible verses that help me when my mind is busy!
Bible Verses For a Busy Mind
1 // Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. – Psalm 116:7
2 // In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. – Psalm 4:8
3 // Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. – Psalm 143:8
4 // Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6
5 // Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7
6 // All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart). Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. The Lord has made everything [to accommodate itself and contribute] to its own end and His own purpose—even the wicked [are fitted for their role] for the day of calamity and evil. – Proverbs 16:2-4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
7 // So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
Why do you complain, Jacob?
Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:27-31
What verses do you lean on when your mind just won’t stop?