OR we could think of the past in a different way.
Think about something unpleasant that you had to go through. Maybe it still affects you; maybe you wish you never had to go through it. But that's just it. You got through it. You're done with whatever that is, and you have new things to deal with now.
My point is, whatever issues you're dealing with right now, eventually you'll conquer them. Who knows how it will happen, but eventually you'll get through it.
Picture yourself looking back at your current situation from days, months, years in the future. What do you see? Well, something in the past, something that doesn't seem nearly as daunting as it did while you were in the middle of it.
In other words (or pictures):
All of us have days like this every once in a while:
They also say that "Every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back." So when you're running down the track, don't always worry about the hurdles you will have to jump. Occasionally look over your shoulder at how far you've come.
Or, just look at this picture:
Haha... isn't that great? You'd better be laughing... or... or... okay, I know I have a weird sense of humor, but I find this hilarious.
But seriously. Don't let the bad days get you down!
"In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us." —Romans 8:37