The perfect day to begin again

I came across an unsettling statistic.

It was that most suicides occur on Sunday nights, and that most heart attacks happen on Monday mornings. (If you’re reading this on Monday morning, don’t stress—take a deep breath!)

Maybe it’s because, for many people, Monday signals the return to responsibility. And with it, a reminder that there are tough things in life that you just have to deal with. And that isn’t always fun.

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That’s why it can be helpful to re-frame how you think about Monday:

Think about it as the perfect day to begin again.

Lamentations 3:22-23 says that God’s “compassions never fail” and that they are “new every morning.” To me, that’s a reminder that God is consistent in his care toward you. His compassions toward you never fail. His compassions are new every morning. They don’t wear out. They are waiting. They are ready.

That’s why you don’t have to be controlled by the regrets and failures that echo deeply and unceasingly throughout the inner, insecure chambers of your heart.

Have your past mistakes made you timid? Have your let-downs found a way to chain you to inaction? Have your doubts deflated your hope that better is possible?

Fear not. God’s compassions are new every morning. And his ongoing, powerful presence on the football field of your life counts for more than a million fumbles. So go for gold!

Monday is the perfect day to begin again.

By Matthew Ruttan

  • My Sunday podcast was called “Why is the ‘good news’ good for me?” If you want to go deeper into what the ‘gospel’ really means, and three reasons why it’s good for you, you might want to check it out. Click here to listen.

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