Do you ever have those drab, dull, messy days when you feel depressed, melancholy, and just kind of sad or maybe even lonely? Days when, on the one hand, you wish you had a friend or loved one to talk to, and, on the other hand you just want to be alone? Maybe the weather is dull and rainy too, which doesn’t help your mood.
On those days, take special note of the Lord’s goodness, His love, and His presence with you. Our moods may change, the weather may change, people may change, everything around us may change, but, thankfully, we have the assurance, “I am the Lord, I change not” (Malachi 3:6). Three times, the writer of Psalm 42 and 43 raises the question, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance” (42:5, 11; 43:5). Although he was cast down and discouraged he realized there was no need to be. He had a God who was his hope and his help and he knew that someday he would understand why He allowed those drab, dull, messy days.
Life is not all sunshine and bright skies. However, we can “rejoice in the Lord alway” (Philippians 4:4), no matter what the weather or situation.