He looked at me for a minute, and said: "Count your blessings." "Great," I thought, "a Christian cliche. That and $2.00 will get me a latte."
My father-in-law (as he usually is) was right. When you are down, depressed or simply at the end of your rope, count your blessings. Think of all the good things that have happened to you in your life. Name them, one by one. Count them. Then, think of the Source of those good things. Thank Him for them.
When things look the bleakest, remember that He has delivered you before and He will deliver you again. He has provided for you. And no matter what happens, he has always made things right. Why would He stop doing that now?
Learn to count your blessings when you are down. It will recalibrate your thinking. It will put things into perspective. You'll realize that whatever it is that you are going through is temporary, and for a reason.
God can do anything. He can and will make it right. You don't have to do anything, other than trust Him.
If you are like me, when you count your blessings in earnest you will quickly lose count. God has so abundantly blessed me that I simply can't count all of them.