How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me? Psalm 13:1-2
Some days are just like that, aren’t they? Nothing goes your way, everyone’s against you, and you have to try and manager your own troublesome thoughts.
Fortunately, not all days are like that for most of us. It does pay for us to remember those good days so that the bad days are a mere nuisance.
The dark and cloudy days tend to do more damage to our spirits than the light days. There’s a popular saying in Christendom that goes like this: “Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light” so it pays to fill up our minds and souls with truth and Scripture. The truth is, we really never know when those “dark days” strike us, but we can still prepare for them.
As an example, you know you’re a child of God. You’ve heard sermons on it, read many passages of Scripture on it, and worship with other Believers who believe the same thing. When Satan and life circumstances cause you to cast doubts on that belief and tell you you’re worthless and undeserving you are of God, it’s easy to fall back into old ways of thinking. What God clearly revealed to you in the Light is now murky.
Replacing that murkiness with truth is essential. It really is the only way to replace falsehoods we’ve accumulated over the years.