Monday Blues

“Give us this day our daily bread” Matthew 6:11.

Do you ever have days where you just can’t rest easy in your own skin? Not because you’re bloated or breaking out, but because of some internal discomfort that you can’t quite put your finger on. These last few days I’ve felt unhappy. There’s no reason. No bad break up or physical sickness. Just a general spiritually unsettled feeling that gnaws at me. I’m exhausted, a little grumpy, stressed, and have not had a moment to myself in weeks.  

This morning I sat down with God to pour it all out so He could fill me back up. I realized I was drained because I haven’t been going to the source of all life.

That may sound a little cliché, but it’s true. When you get in a routine of resting in God, you know the peace only He can bring. I don’t think the bible is a fix-all for every unhappiness. I don’t think that if you’re depressed or anxious it means you’re not doing a good enough job of seeking after God. I do think that the more time we genuinely soak Him in, the wider perspectives and deeper contentment we gain simply from the peace of surrender.

Dear Lord, no matter how busy I wrap myself up in obligations, may I always have time for you.


Sarah Witmer