Dealing with Monday

Posted: October 12, 2009 in christian growth

Contrary to what some people believe about me, I do not wake up happy every day.  Some mornings, the sunlight is assaulting and the schedule ahead looks so demanding that I ferevently pray for an extension of the quiet, dark, peacefulness of night.

Today, for instance, is a “why, God?” kind of day, for no real reason.  My schedule looks good, life is going pretty well, I think I’m through the worst of the nasty EH191.  I’m just not all that excited about Monday.  So, when I woke up, I felt myself slipping into cheerleader mode.  “It will be G-R-E-A-T!  This day is gonna blow the doors off the hinges!  It’s 24 hours filled with possibility, Bo!  Go!  Go!  Go!”  It worked for a minute, but then I remembered last Monday; a day in which I took the same strategic approach and saw my happy hopes and dreams quickly dashed against the rocks of a  legitimately bad morning.

But, as I drove my daughter to school, I remembered this one all-through-the-Bible key for tackling tough days.

“Hope in God.”

Not hope in Monday.  Not hope in happy.  Not hope in Bo and her ability to out-shout the rain.

“Hope in God.”

The day may go really well.  Or really, stunningly awry.  But God remains.  True, steady and unafraid; He remains.

Loving God and letting Monday care for itself,


  1. Susan from Nebraska says:

    I have to do that every day as my foot is healing but I am still not able to walk on it and it is going on 2 months that I have been hopping on one foot. I am beginning to think like an invalid! Are there stairs?….can I get around that chair?…..are people looking at me?……my foot hurts?….! I sure have had to look to God and not ask the question “How long will rehab take and will it hurt?”
    Hope in God is what I have to think first or I am in the basement of my mind before I know it.
    What do people do without Him?

  2. bolovesjoe says:

    Aw, Susan, I wish I was there to share coffee and conversation. I don’t know if I could help, but I could at least hop too! Love you!

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