These Bible verses for autumn show us how to reflect on this season of change with reverence, joy, and gratitude!
Autumn encourages a retreat to everything comfy cozy and a heightened focus on connecting with family, friends, and neighbors. Extra pumpkin spice encourages more coffee dates. Bonfires and seasonal ales draw neighbors together. Fall is the precursor of love and gratitude leading up to the cheerful holidays around the corner. After all, gratitude is what leads us to contentment.
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I had such a good time curating these Bible Verses for Autumn! Even here in the Florida heat, I felt a crispness in my focus and lightness in my heart. It may sound silly, but I’m pumped for highs in the 80’s and lows in the 60’s because that’s fall, y’all! And though fall weather means different things in different places, this season of change calls to many of us. Slow down. Remember the summer. Be present in the now before the swoop of cold and holiday cheer have you moving toward the new year at high speed.
Before we get to our bible verses for autumn, I want to share what fall looks like here on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast. There are very few specks of fall color in our leaves. A tree covered in leaves may have just a handful turn red, yellow or orange and we fall apart in awe! Pumpkins are carved as close to Halloween as possible or we risk them rotting in the sun and attracting ants. But we do get the most beautiful sunsets that really do change color for the season!
Bible Verses For Autumn
While there are not many seasonally specific bible verses for autumn, several point to the heart of our fall feelings and help us navigate any season of change.
Seasons of Change
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
I love this verse in any season because it is a reminder that this too shall pass. If the current “this” is good, I am prompted to praise and savor. If instead, my current “this” is the opposite of good, I’m prompted to remember what God has done in past seasons, thank him for seeing me (Genesis 16:13), for going with me and never leaving or forsaking me (Deuteronomy 31:6). In this remembrance and watchful waiting, we develop and attitude of gratitude.
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. ~ Psalm 90:1 (NIV)
Psalm 90, authored by Moses, reminds us to be present. Though the tone of this passage is somber, it gives us great insight. By remembering that our days are numbered, and being thankful for each of them no matter what they held, our heart grows in wisdom. We take nothing for granted and are wiser for it! This also moves us toward a change in perspective that is more aligned with God’s heart.
Psalm for Autumn
Though there is no set of verses specifically titled Psalm for Autumn, I find these selected verses from Psalm 104 to be exceptionally fitting for the abundance, beauty and reverence of the fall season. Recounting the creative works and blessings of God is also comforting in any season of change that feels messy or seems to be dragging on too long. In this way, we can write this one on our heart as a Psalm for Autumn!
“(2) The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent. (14) He makes grass grow for the cattle and plants for people to cultivate – bringing forth food from the earth: (15) wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts. (19) He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down. (33) I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. (34) May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord.” (Psalm 104:2, 14-15, 19, 33-34 NIV)
What a beautiful description of how the earth erupts with God’s glory. I love how these verses connect our human hearts to the earth and all that God provides, down to the oil for our faces! My crunchy mama heart nearly explodes at the mention of oil for our faces! Can I get an “Amen”?
When we view God’s provision as being for strictly meeting our basic needs, we shortchange ourselves. This is a limited view of God Almighty. Of course, God sustains us and carries us, but also lavishes gifts upon us. He gives us life abundantly; in full and in excess of our needs. Time after time, our Universal God one up’s our expectations (Ephesians 3:19-21 TPT – The Passion Translation).
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bible verses to get ready for fall
Pausing for praise brings on a cornucopia of fall feelings and gratitude! Though these verses are beautiful year round, they seem to hold special significance as we get ready for Fall and view them within a season of change! Be sure to Pin this post so you can return to these verses as you get ready for fall!
That their hearts might be comforted , being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ.” ~ Colossians 2:2 (KJV)
Fall’s dropping temps let us add protective layers of comfy cozy clothing. Food and flavors get more decadent. We gather around fires, football games, sunsets, and gaze up at a beautiful harvest moon with our kids. In the face of fall’s impending change, animals store food and prepare hibernation spaces. Farmers gather their fall harvest and we feather our own nests with extra blankets, cultivating comfort in every nook. We settle in and ready ourselves for the next phase.
Though this bible verse for autumn is full of the season’s comfy cozy, fall feelings, God wants this for us year round! He’d have us be comforted, sharing his love with others, appreciating what we understand and remaining reverent of the mystery. He wants us to stay stirred up in love no matter the season.When you feel a boost of fall feelings this season, thank God for whatever stirred it and ask him to help you find that resurgence in him; the constant provider of all the good gifts, who remains steady in every season. Click To Tweet
Colors of Autumn
Though the trees lose their leaves, they do it with such beauty. They allow us to savor them in a way that sparks undoubted comfort. We see they’re passing, but know they’ll return fresh and flowery in a few short seasons.
Leaves in their last celebration create a whimsy of fall color and spark celebration in our souls. These gorgeous colors of autumn prep remind us that colder temps with fewer hours of sunlight are on their way.
Fall is the beautiful, crisp middle between the old and new. It is a rare opportunity for us to fully enjoy a messy middle season of life rather than fret over what’s coming and going. Maybe this fresh take on life’s seasonal ups and downs is what attracts so many people to the season of fall.
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)
God’s timing doesn’t always feel like something is springing up before us! But we trust that he is always, always without fail, making a way and that remains with us in every season of change. This verse definitely deserves a spot on our Bible verses for Autumn list!
Check out Seeing God in the Colors of Autumn for sweet & savory mindfulness in this season of change.
Practicing Presence this Season
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. ~ James 1:17 (ESV)
The leaves’ grace under fire approach should inspire us to find beauty, meaning, and presence in our relationships, routine, and even our work.The beauty and connectivity of the fall season sets a stunning example for us in how to welcome God's steadfast grace and beauty into our own middle seasons of pain and rebirth. Click To Tweet
The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough.
He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.
That’s where he restores and revives my life. He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure
and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to his name.
Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near.” (Psalm 23:1-4 TPT – The Passion Translation)
Seasons of change are often messy! This famous passage reminds us of God’s tenderness no matter what we face. We can use the colors of autumn and all the changes we see outside, as a reminder to keep our eyes on God through every season. May all the autumn meditations of our heart be focused on God’s steadfast and gentle ways!
Prayer for Autumn
These bible verses for autumn have definitely stirred reverence, joy, and gratitude in my heart. Let’s close out our time together with a prayer that acknowledges God as the source of these things and set an intention to stay spiritually grounded in this season!
God, we praise you for the countless beauties we see in nature. Along with all these things, I know you formed me and created me to live in your presence every day until we meet face to face!
In this middle season, I want to be mindful of how you’ve met my needs in the past. Don’t let me forget how once you’ve met my needs, you keep going! You over pour and saturate my entire being with love, joy and hope so that I may comfort and encourage others. I know this season of change will be no different.
Let me be a reflection of you as I draw close to the sweet people you’ve placed in my life. May the meditations of my heart and the words of my mouth be pleasing to you. Knit us together in your love as we give thanks for all you have done and continue to do in our hearts.
What sparks your Fall Feelings? How do those things point back to God? Can you see him calling you closer through every big and little thing? I’d love to hear your heart on this! And even more, so would he!
spark new growth this season
Autumn is a season of transition. So many times, we dread change because we feel unprepared. Somehow though, Autumn brings comfort and beauty to change. I see God in every season, but Autumn holds a sweet spot for me. As the leaves blanket the ground, composting under the autumn sun, sacrificing themselves to feed the soil so new life may begin again in the spring, many of us also feel a pull to turn inward and inspect what we are nurturing and what changes may need to be made before closing out the year.
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Sarah @ Freedom is Hers says
This is so lovely!!!!!
I hope everything is okay since that blasted hurricane. I saw you said NW Florida, so I had to ask.
We are in Atlanta and only got a fair amount of rain and wind. BUT, the good part was that FALL temperatures came on Michael’s coattails. 🙂 We slept with our windows open and I’m actually wearing a sweater inside the house. These verses are perfectly time. 🙂
Yes, we were originally in the cone, but were far enough west of the eye when Michael actually made landfall to just get light Tropical Storm level rain and wind.
And oh, yes! Kids went back to school Friday after being out 3 days for the storm. I put them in hoodies and shewed them out for quiet coffee on the porch. It was glorious! Now that roads are being cleared our town is rallying supplies and volunteers to help our neighbors. Glad you guys were safe, too! Happy fall.
Aryn, The Libraryan says
Such splendor in his word, and his creation! These verses for autumn are great!
Perfect to dwell on in good times and approaching hurricanes like Michael
Thanks, Aryn! At the time I was writing that article, I had no idea the devastation Michael would bring. We were far enough west to only experience light tropical storm winds and rain. Those to our immediate east are in my constant prayers. The devastation is unbelievable but I know God uses us to rally & bind up wounds for those in times of unimaginable need. We are not meant to do this life alone. Not in our highest or lowest points!
How appropriate- given there’s a chill in the nyc air today 😀
Oh, I can just imagine! I love NYC. Soak up some extra chill for me, please! Happy fall near and far!
Fall is the doorstep to seasonal change and the impending holiday season. It is also the season I dig my heals into as summer is where I find bliss. We all have the propensity to dig our heals in with certain changes God brings about in our lives. You did a beautiful job capturing the joy that can come with change even when it’s unwanted.
Thank you, Christine. I know it must pain him when we believe we are on our own for any reason. Our feelings aside, I know he is a very real help in times of trouble no matter how big or small. Autumn seems to be a great time to our renew our trust in his sovereignty!
I enjoyed your writing very much, and, like many people, autumn is my favorite season, so the choice of topic was cozy and delightful. I also know just what you mean about living in a warmer environment. I used to live in Phoenix – a city also know for its abundant beautiful sunsets and where we, too, had to wait to carve pumpkins in the heat.
Your first two paragraphs really pull in your readers, and your writing is lyrical. It is a beautiful piece rich in imagery that reminds us of our Heavenly Father. Thank you!
Thanks for your kind words, Hillary! It is pretty cool how the warmer climate pushes us to notice other changes in nature. Nothing stays the same, even if it isn’t quite as obvious!
DONNA MILLER says
Lol I had to get my bearings at first when you said a hurricane was forming haha. Then I realized this post was older lol. Love your style of writing, Rachel! And I love everything about FALL! Especially how it leads into Thanksgiving and Christmas! We take a trip up to the mountains in Tennessee every Fall so we can experience the changing leaves and crisp cool Fall air. ❤
Oh, gosh! I guess that’s somewhat of a sign of fall in the southeast! When I revisited this post a few weeks ago, Dorian was forming and it felt a little eerie! Glad we can rest easy now and soak up all the good stuff. Hope these bible verses for autumn encourage you in that same way!
Tiffany Montgomery says
Okay, you got me. I never thought of Bible verses talking about autumn. I love autumn and of course, God’s word is filled with mentions of it. Thanks for sharing these – they truely blessed me!
LeeAnn Fox says
I always love to see a fall-themed article. Makes me happy to know that colder days are coming! Also, I love the photos! SO breathtaking.