This can be one of the busiest times of the year. It certainly is for me. There’s all the end of the school year events, VBS, student camp, and our student mission trip all packed in just a 6 week period. It can be a hard time of year to feel peace, to still your heart. But that makes it all the more important.
“There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. . . . Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God’s Word. They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it. From such folly deliver us, O Lord. . . .”― Charles H. Spurgeon
When we are busy and life is hard, it is all the more important to find time for God’s word. You cannot vigorously live out your faith if you are spiritually anorexic. If you do not feed yourself, you can never grow or receive the peace that God offers. So set time aside during this busy season. Still your soul and spend time with God.