1. Don’t believe your comfort depends on resolution of your problems. God gives comfort in the midst of problems.
2. Deliberately take time to count your blessings. Write them down, repeat them aloud several times a day, hang the list where you see it often.
3. Confide in a friend who will lovingly but firmly help you change your perspective, someone who'll help you count your blessings when you can't do it yourself.
4. Don't be introspective until your perspective changes.
5. Remember you can face anything with the Lord’s help.
Feeling rejected and unloved, too troubled to speak, full of questions and fears, the Psalmist wrote:
“I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.” Psalm 77:11,12 (NIV)
When discouraged we need reminders of God’s faithfulness.