Anxiety in the heart of a man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.Proverbs 12:25
What is it about anxiety that keeps us away from living peaceful lives? Is it the phone call from the doctor with the bad news which brings unrest? Or the child who’s gotten injured during a sports game and a parent’s heart wavers? Going to funerals or to hospitals aren’t usually the most inviting thing one cares to do. What about when Christmas creeps up quickly, and you haven’t purchased all those treasured gifts, then panic may run through your veins. There are so many things in our lives that can cause anxiety.
Most recently, I heard from one of my son’s, there is now a label placed on Sunday’s anxieties called “Sunday Scaries”. Evidently, it’s the condition that people have on any given Sunday as they reflect on the fact they have to go back to work on Monday.
One would think Sunday could be restful, since the Bible asks followers of Jesus Christ to set aside one day of rest to reflect on God. This day, in our culture, usually is understood as Sunday. So why are people walking around with the anxieties of what will happen on Monday the day before it comes?
May I suggest, to look at Monday as a new opportunity. If Sunday is spent contemplating on God and having good Christian fellowship, we can be filled with the right attitude as Monday comes around the corner. Mondays can be the time in which we can show the gift of helps to our employers or to those that we serve in the workforce. It can be the day we have a new challenges to share the gospel message with those who are lost in our workplace. Yes, I know there will be challenges. But if we are filled with Holy Spirit, we can allow Him to use us in a way to glorify God.
Just a reminder, one of the main reasons we’re on this earth, as believers in Jesus Christ, is to glorify God. And for the moments of anxiety, we can remember the Bible verse which talks about being concerned with each day in itself, instead of the days to come. Perhaps, our burdens will not be as difficult to bear if we remember God is with us.
“Sunday Scaries”, can be turned into “Sunday Sharing” of what God has done in our life the week before. And how we look forward to what He will do in the days ahead.
Hope you enjoy your next Sunday!