scripture for summer vacation

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy life and spend time with loved ones. It’s also an ideal time to reconnect with yourself, find new ways to grow as a person, and explore what it means to be alive. But summer can be stressful too, especially when you’re dealing with kids who are out of school for weeks on end or trying to make up for lost time after a long winter. If you’re looking for some encouragement in those stressful moments, consider these verses from the Bible that focus on themes like rest and rejuvenation:

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Matthew 11:28

This verse is a reminder that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. He will always provide us with a path to follow, something for us to believe in, and a way for us to live our lives.

  • “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden.”
  • “Take my yoke upon you”
  • “Learn of me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart.”

Matthew 19:13-14

Jesus said to his disciples: “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; forto such belongs the Kingdom of Heaven.”

This passage has been interpreted in many ways over time. There are some who believe it means that every child is destined for salvation. In this case, we as parents would have no right or responsibility whatsoever regarding our children’s faith or eternal destiny. Others believe it means that all children are God’s gifts—and therefore should be treated as such by their parents—and that each child has an eternal destiny and potential waiting for him or her in God’s plan. Whatever view you take on this topic in your own life will affect how you see things like discipline and parenting styles later on down the road!

For my part I would say this: if you’re lucky enough (or unlucky enough) as a parent then one day soon you’ll have kids yourself who need guidance through their formative years. That doesn’t mean they’ll always follow your advice but hopefully even when they disobey or ignore what you say there’ll be moments when they listen closely enough so that what comes out sounds almost like wisdom coming straight from Heaven itself—just like Jesus’ words here fall upon us today!

Psalm 23:1-3

Psalm 23:1-3

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters.”

I love this psalm because it reminds us that God is the shepherd and we are sheep. It gives us a picture of what our relationship with God should look like; we are not to fear but rather trust him, we are to dwell in his house and be satisfied, rest when we need to, be at peace with ourselves and others around us and have happiness.

Psalm 119:9

The Bible is a book of wisdom.

The Bible is a book of life.

The Bible is a book of comfort.

The Bible is a book of hope.

The Bible is a book of peace.

And the best part? It’s all true! We can find these things in God’s Word, but only if we’re looking for them and willing to let Him speak into our hearts through His Word.

Psalm 32:8

  • Be joyful in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
  • Be glad in the Lord, O you righteous! And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart!
  • Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.
  • Rejoice because of God’s Word and sing praises to His name because He is good.

Proverbs 27:19

In the spirit of summer vacations, here’s a verse that fits nicely into this time of year: “As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.”

Proverbs 27:19 is a great reminder that our thoughts and attitudes influence how we live our lives. In other words, what you think about affects what you do—and vice versa.

Summer can be a time for reflection and recharging after a long school year or work season. It’s also an excellent opportunity to be thankful for all the blessings God has given us! And since family time is so important this time of year—especially in the summer when kids have more free time than usual—this verse reminds us how important it is to spend quality time with those who mean most to us in life (even though sometimes doing so might require some extra effort).

1 Corinthians 10:24-25

  • Take time to rest. The summer months are a great time for this.
  • Enjoy yourself. We all work hard during the year, so let’s enjoy ourselves when we can!
  • Be with family and friends (and kids). Make sure you take advantage of these relationships while they’re fresh in your mind and you have the chance!

Isaiah 30:15

God is the only one who can give us peace. God is the only one who can provide for us. God is the only one who can save us, and no one else can do it. Do you know that? The answer to all of these questions is a resounding yes, because God’s power is infinite, and He will not let anything happen to any of His children that they cannot bear or that He cannot turn around for their good if we trust Him and wait on His timing.

You may be going through some very difficult times right now, but I want you to know that God has promised through His Word (the Bible), “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.” So if what you’re experiencing feels like more than just a normal temptation or trial in life—if it feels like something bigger than normal—then take heart; this feeling of being overwhelmed does not come from God!

Isaiah 40:31

God is our refuge and strength,

a very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,

though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam,

though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

These verses apply to summer in a variety of ways

Summer is a perfect time to rest and relax.

And summer is a great time to be with family, especially when you’re away from home.

Of course, it can also be a good time to be outside in nature or just hanging out with friends.


If you’re looking for some scripture to help guide your summer, there are plenty of options. Some of these verses may be more applicable than others depending on what your plans are. If you want to spend more time reading the Bible and praying, Psalm 119:9 is a good choice. If you want something upbeat, Proverbs 27:19 might be better suited for that purpose. Whatever it is that motivates you as readers or listeners (or both!), we hope this list gave some ideas about what kind of verse might appeal to you most!

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