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’s all due to a potential hurricane forming in the Gulf, but that aside, I’m pumped for high’s in the 80’s and lows in the 60’s later this week!
“Fall feelings” might be a good term to describe the mind, body, spirit rejuvenation many of us feel at this change of season. 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.
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’s very few specks of fall color in the leaves. A tree covered in leaves may have just a handful turn red, yellow or orange and I 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
There are not many seasonally specific bible verses for autumn, but I did find several that point to the heart of our fall feelings and help us better navigate any season 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).
Ecclesiastes 3:1 also reminds me of Psalm 90:12, where we’re taught that by remembering our days are numbered our heart grows in wisdom. We take nothing for granted and are wiser for it! We also love others in a way 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 verses from Psalm 104 to be exceptionally fitting for the abundance, beauty and reverence of the fall season. Let’s just claim this one as our own Psalm for Autumn, shall we?
“(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. 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 or otherwise stated, he gives us life in full and in excess of our need. 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 through the lens of seasonal change!
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. And here on the Gulf Coast, we breathe a sigh of relief at the end of November because hurricane season has passed once again.
“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)
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 never changes like the seasons! Click To Tweet
Though the trees are losing 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 fall colors prep us for colder temps with fewer hours of sunlight.
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)
It’s important to note that scholars attribute this “new thing” to fulfillment of different promises. Most believe this to be reminder that God was sending a Messiah who would be a direct connect for people to God. There were about 700 years between the first prophesy of this Redeemer and Jesus’s birth.
Others attribute this verse to God’s promise to free the Israelites from slavery in Babylon and allow them to return to the Promised Land and rebuild. They were gone for about 70 years in total and had to rebuild their city when they returned. Either way, we can relate to how God’s timing doesn’t always feel like something is just *poof* springing up but we trust he is always, without fail, making a way and that he is with us every step of the messy seasons in between. This verse definitely deserves a spot on our bible verses for autumn list!
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.
Reflecting on each of these seasonal bible verses makes me feel completely enveloped in all things fall!
Practice Presence this Season
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
“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 Lord is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough.
2 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.
3 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.
4 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)
I want to be fall when I grow up!
Prayer for Autumn
These bible verses for autumn have definitely stirred a 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!
I adore how you use nature to draw our attention to your detailed artistry and great love for us. It is a gift in and of itself. You’re so good that way!
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 and the issues I face within it will be no different.
Like the earth, 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!