I was struggling.
I had good reasons to be concerned. But I was letting my thoughts rule.
I read Psalm 31:15:
"My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies..."
I realized that my real enemies were not people or circumstances. My real enemies were negative thoughts, worries and self-pity. I wasn't trusting that God could work all things for my good (Romans 8:28).
I wasn't letting Him comfort me (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
My struggle was so strong, that I set an alarm for every hour during the daytime. The alarms reminded me to take a few minutes each hour to pray, read Scripture, or sing a praise song, taking my thoughts captive (2 Corinthians 10:5).
The more I set my mind on Jesus, the healthier my thoughts.
Are you struggling with a situation? Perhaps you too should set an alarm and focus regularly on God's promises.