The truth is, God is not an absent and far off God, but He is very present and involved in my life. I am not alone, for He will provide His assistance and support. This is because of the greatness of His love, grace, and mercy, and not because I merited His help by works. This is the truth that the Bible teaches. Thoughts and feelings of despair or hopelessness are lies which the enemy lies to us. We do not have to accept those lies. We can reject the lies and believe the truth instead.
This is how I trained my heart and mind to receive and believe the truth:
“I am feeling __discouraged__, but it is only a feeling brought about by my past experiences. It is not a true reflection of my relationship with God or what He is doing in my life. Those things are determined by the word of God. I know God will help me because this is what it says: __repeat Scripture__.”
The word of God is powerful, living and active, the weapon of our warfare which is effective against all the lies of the enemy and mighty to tear down strongholds (2 Cor 10:4).