When not going well, we sometimes call the doctor and explain what ails us. The doctor may say, "Take two Motrin and call me in the morning." To get the relief we seek, we follow the instructions and call in the results.
When we are not doing too well spiritually, we need to do the same. Sin makes us "sick", weak, ineffective and spoils the soul. The Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword and can cut through some of our pain, grief and darkness better than any Motrin. Jesus came to give us life and that more abundantly!
With our Great Physician, we have a "standing prescription" which can be refilled as necessary: