Busyness: Finding God in the Whirlwind, By Juanita Ryan alt


Finding God in the Whirlwind

LifeGuide Bible Studies

by Juanita Ryan

  • Length: 64 pages
  • Number of Studies: 8
  • Published: February 17, 2015
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 6425
  • ISBN: 9780830864256

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"How have you been?" a friend asks. "Busy," we say.

Much of our busyness is necessary to our survival or to the wellbeing of others and ourselves. In the whirlwind of our lives, however, it may seem impossible to focus beyond the noise of daily demands. We long for a greater awareness of God with us. This eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study explores ways of conversing with God in the midst of things, so we can see our day's work as the joyful service of kneeling before Jesus.

For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions—making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.


1. Live in the Present with Eyes Wide Open
Matthew 6:19-34

2. Receive Strength for the Day from God
Isaiah 40:25-31

3. Seek and Live in God?s Wisdom
James 1:1-5, 17; 3:13-17

4. Express Gratitude Throughout the Day
Philippians 4:4-9

5. Rest with and Rely on God
Mark 6:30-46

6. Remain in Conversation with God
Psalm 16

7. Labor in Love
Colossians 2:6, 20-23; 3:1-17

8. Serve with Joy
John 13:1-17; 15:9-12

Leader?s Notes


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Juanita Ryan

Juanita Ryan is a clinical nurse specialist with an MSN in psychiatric mental health nursing. She has taught mental health nursing at Bethel University, Rio Hondo Community College and Biola University. She is currently a therapist in private practice at Brea Family Counseling Center in Brea, California. She is the coauthor of The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Kindergarten and the author or coauthor of over thirty InterVarsity Press Bible studies.