1. “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book, before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:16)
Have you come to the place where you accept that a loving God controls our circumstances and the length of our lives, and his purposes for us are always good?
2. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:6-7)
There’s no substitute for bringing all of your woes to God in prayer each day.
When we do, there is a promise attached: God will ‘guard our hearts with his peace, through Christ Jesus.’
This needs to be a habit, like cleaning your teeth! The value of this practice is that we ‘give it all to God’ and trust him for the outcome.
3. "The Lord is my light and my salvation –whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life -of whom shall I be afraid?...
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." (Psalm 27:1-2; 13-14)
Read your Bible, and the Psalms in particular. The Psalms are the Prayer Book of the church. The real people who wrote the Psalms (under the influence of the Holy Spirit) express every kind of human emotion to God with real confidence that he will respond to their cries. God always responds to our prayers, he is not insensitive to our needs. Try reading Psalms 23 through 27 in one sitting. It will encourage you. God’s word is a kind of spiritual food, we need it daily to be healthy.
4. Fellowship “And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)
We are all members of the body of Christ, - we are eternally connected. The Bible knows nothing of the ‘Lone Ranger’ Christian. We need each other, and we were made for fellowship with other believers. Meeting with others, talking, praying, reading God’s word, caring for and encouraging one another, -these are normal Christian experiences, and they are essential for our spiritual and emotional health. Who will you encourage today?