I woke up this morning with a very heavy “Monday morning” feeling! Well it was Monday… but the sun was shining, I had the day off (I thought) and I’d slept longer … perfect you might think! But I also woke up with the most intense feeling of “Oh no! Not another week! How am I going to be content and strong and filled with faith this week?!”
Ever been there?
Some of you have I know – others maybe aren’t hit with these feelings as much – or ever… but bear with me … because I hate these feelings… when everything should be great but the heaviness just isn’t that easy to shake off!
It’s Monday evening now and I survived the day! Haha! But there’s another one tomorrow!
What did I do? – stay in a sad state? Do lots of work? Try and forget ?
Well I tried all of that and, nope, I didn’t feel loads better… maybe a wee bit but for most of the day I felt this weariness and heaviness on me. It’s not like I feel like this all the time, but it does hit me now and then and recently this has been a tough, long haul it seems.
For those times, albeit taking a big effort, I have to admit, I get up, shower, have coffee and “do” what is needed. I play inspiring music, walk in the sun and talk to people (not about the gloomies!), but about life, about them, about good things! I hung out with the person who understands me most and let him pray for me, speak the hopeful words of tomorrow … and I made it!
Maybe tomorrow will be better, but if not – I will do it again … get up and be me, speak hope and faith into the day, into my life and those around me. I will encourage others with hope for the future, speak words of faith and encouragement into them… and i know that soon the darkness will lift and the sun will truly shine in my life again!
22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!” Lamentations 3:22-24 (NLT)
*** I have posted this because I know, for many, despair, and depression is a constant battle. Take hope, dear heart, do the day’s work and know there is a hope and a future … and that you are not alone!