For most folks, Monday is a difficult day to get up and get going. I have had some jobs where it was hard for me to go to sleep on Sunday night because I dreaded getting up on Monday morning. If that’s you, you have my sympathy. To help you get started today, let me also give you a word of encouragement –
Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (NKJV)
God is always mindful of every need of His children. Jesus said –
Matthew 6:30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (NKJV)
The Bible emphasizes to us over and over again that God will always provide everything we need to live life and even more importantly, to live for Him. Jesus said that His Father will see to it that we have sufficient clothing, shelter, and food. In addition to this, God will also make sure that we have sufficient strength to meet the everyday challenges of life. Consider this example from the life of the Apostle Paul.
2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” (NKJV)
Paul naturally prayed for his problem to be removed. But instead of removing the problem, the Lord promised him the strength he would need to manage the problem. “My grace is sufficient for you…” Jesus promised him. Warren Wiersbe writes that grace is – “God’s provision for our every need when we need it.” Whatever Paul’s problem was, Christ would help him deal with it. Jesus will do the same for us as well. Whatever our problem is, Christ will always be there to enable us to handle it. As Paul wrote to the Philippians, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13 NKJV)
God is just as much concerned with what we need on a Monday morning as He is on a Sunday morning. Therefore, rather than trying to just make it through another Monday, let’s approach it with the mindset that God has something special in store for us today. Perhaps today we will have the opportunity to say or do something that will greatly help or encourage another person. Perhaps today we will have the opportunity to share the gospel. Perhaps on this Monday God will use us to help turn someone’s life around.
God bless you brethren as you begin a new day and a new week.