For the last 3-4 weeks my life has felt like a constant Monday. That is honestly the best way I can describe it. It’s been a steady struggle and honestly pretty overwhelming. For someone who seeks bliss on the regular it’s been particularly tough to be in a storm.
“And chaos calls to chaos, below the waterfalls. All your waves crash over me, I’m crushed beneath it all.”
They always say “when it rains, it pours,” and I’d have to say that’s pretty darn accurate. But I’m not going to let the rain get me down anymore. Because sometimes the rain means we can wear cute little boots and pull out our adorable umbrellas and get through it just okay. In fact, rain is often a good thing. Rain washes away all of those nasty allergens that have been building up, it helps things like plants grow, and it creates puddles for little kids and puppies to have fun in. So why do we always make the pouring down rainstorms in life a bad thing?
“But sorrow as my company, I fix my eyes on You, soon again I’ll praise your name and feel my soul renewed.”
Don’t get me wrong, that’s what I’ve been doing, but I should probably stop.
You see, this past weekend brought a glimpse of the sun shining down in the midst of my rainy Mondays. It’s kind of ironic, because today has legitimately been a rainy Monday, but it was the first one in weeks that hasn’t felt that way. I guess the cool thing about the sun beginning to shine through the rain is that typically it creates a rainbow-which is so beautiful. I mean, if you really think about it, it’s something magical to see streams of colors running through the sky in the midst of the ugly, nasty weather. We often lose sight of that beauty when our life is in the midst of a storm, but I am realizing that it is there.
“A traveler never reaches that Sacred place alone, a light to always guide you along the narrow road.”
So “let your Monday be short and your coffee be strong,” and know that the sun is actually always there. Sometimes you can’t see it, and sometimes the storms are just too strong, but something beautiful always comes from the mess.
Today I am going to fully embrace my rainy Monday and pick my head up, because it’s not worth it to let the build up of things get me down. Life is too important for that.
Happy Monday, friends! Keep on keeping on.
“So steadily I keep my stride through every briar and thorn, although my flesh will falter, my hope is in the Lord. Because I know, I know you remain the same, even in, even in my wandering.”