Paul says he learned the secret of contentment (Philippians 4:11). Since he did, we can also.
I am definitely not there, and I am continuing to study contentment, but here is what is helping me now.
These suggestions apply to those who are the beloved children of God, who have put their trust in Christ Jesus and have received Him as Lord and Savior.
Remind yourself who God is. God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and loves you with an everlasting love.
Remember who you are to God. God is in total control of what enters your life and He promises to bring good out of it for you.
Remember that the Holy Spirit dwells in you and that you have within you the resources of God.
These truths have to be a settled part of our being.
When “it” strikes, we need to be settled on who He is and who we are to Him. But, I think, having one quick reminder can change how we view our situation and how we react to it.
“God is at work in me.” Right now. In this.
God is at work in you to will and work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13)
God is at work in you during this very stressful situation. Right now God is at work in you.
Thank Him! We are commanded in everything to give thanks. Whatever situation you are in, God is with you, God is for you, and God promises to bring good out of it. You probably cannot see it, or feel it, but believe Him. Thank Him.
Thank You, God, that You love me so much that You are working in me. Thank You that You are using this situation to make me more mature in Christ, that this circumstances will make me more patient, develop my character, and increase my hope.