When present circumstances trigger old ways of coping—with anger, fear, or hopelessness, take a step back. Give Jesus some room to remind you how much he loves you, who you really are, and that you’re more than able to deal with everything in front of you peacefully, joyfully, and powerfully.
“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone, and a new life has truly begun” (2 Cor. 5:17).