"A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day."
I grew up in and around San Francisco. In the morning, the sea air sometimes contained so much moisture that it'd make you cough when you took your first outdoor breath. But some San Francisco mornings commence to spectacular. afternoons. (See the above picture.)
San Diego, where my daughter and son-in-law live is similar. The day begins with sea fog, then burns off to become a beautiful 70ish day.
There's another way you can think about this proverb, obviously. If your day, your week, your year begins as dark and cloudy, does that necessarily mean that it must continue, even end that way?
How can you get out from under that oppressive cloud?
Is the cloud of your own making? Are you holding on to negative feelings? Anger, unforgiveness, bitterness, worry?
"Bear with each other, and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you." (Col. 3:13)
Are you focusing on inconsequential things? Have you forgotten to thank God for big and little things surrounding you?
"Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all His benefits." (Ps.103: 1,2)
Are you struggling with a great burden? Seek the Lord, seek His Word, seek trusted counsel.
"First seek the counsel of the Lord." (2 Ch. 18:4)
"I will praise the Lord who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." (Ps. 16:7)
Answers to why we live under a dark cloud are seldom simple. But God's word is always a good place to start. And sometimes the dark cloud lifts when we:
repent. . . or thank Him. . . or seek Him.
Have a great day!