Sure, I reach down deep into myself for courage. But down deep in myself is Another Who dwells with me, is always FOR me, Who calms me, and He is the One Who stretches out His hands to take my problems. And boy! do I drop them into His hands fast, because I know these situations are beyond my limited understanding or control.
The amazing thing is that when I ask for God's help, He puts the right words into my mouth. For example, one time I called a Government Agency about an issue and an amazing woman answered, who understood immediately what I was asking her. She gave me the information I needed to answer the questions of the next person from that same Agency, not so nice, who called me afterwards and tried to pressure me.
God sends me angels, too. Recently I had to fax info to Social Services, a monthly chore which I do at UPS so I have a record that I sent it. And I didn't have money to pay for the Fax! I'd walked out of the house with no cash in my purse. The young man at UPS offered to pick up the tab. I burst into tears. I was thinking about not only the stress of what I was doing that day. I'd just learned about serious surgery facing a relative.
This young man, a stranger, listened to my halting words about the sadness in my life. Then he preached to me about God's mercy and abiding care. When I tried to use my charge card for the amount of the fax, he insisted again that he personally would cover it, and he asked me to pay his kindness forward.
Believe with all your heart that God is FOR you. Place your problems into His Hands. And He will make a way for you through the deserts and over the mountains of troubles and trials. He will send others to aid you. Look at your life so far and see where He has entered it already. Then trust Him to walk with you on the path ahead - your Sword, your Shield, your Fortress and Deliverer.