Updated: Dec 7, 2020
It’s a real bummer when you come into Sunday evening feeling irritable and exhausted. I always think the weekend will bring refreshment and allow me to get things done. So, when Sunday evening rolls around and I feel even more stressed that the work week starts tomorrow, and my chest feels tight, I kind of want to cry.
I believe the term used for this feeling is called the "Sunday scaries".
Yet, when I look beyond the stress of the week, I feel a gentle tug on my heart reminding me that I can still change my perspective.
I can still make the most of this day.
Right now, in this moment, I can close my eyes and take a deep breath.
Bring my awareness back to the Lord.
Set my heart on things above.
And remember that right now is a gift. This day is a blessing and even when I feel disappointed or stressed I still get to have the greatest thing in the world.
I am alive. I have my family and friends. I have a purpose in this life. And above all else, I still have Jesus.
And suddenly that perspective changes things.
It doesn’t change the number of tasks on my to-do lists or that I have a busy, long week ahead.
It doesn't change the fact that it's Sunday evening.. but it does remind me of what really matters.
So friend, are you feeling weighed down, too?
Let’s tuck away all the tasks, the expectations, the pressures... just for a moment.
Let’s breathe and remember that although there are a million things we could be doing, the best thing we can do is go into the secret hiding spot created just for us by our Father.
The spot where we can go to dwell in His presence.
The other things can wait.
I pray you and I can go to the One who embodies peace and exudes love.
He’s waiting for us.
He can easily handle the Sunday scaries, no problem.
The week ahead isn't scary for Him.
In fact, it could hold quite a lot of beauty and goodness.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog