In "Doctrinal Discussion" William Sillings writes the four following tips for conquering discouragement:
- Whenever possible fill your mind and heart with praise and thanks to God for what He has already done for you.
- Consciously dwell upon whatever is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy — instead of things that are negative and which cause doubts and fears in your life.
- Fill your mind with scriptures that contain the promises of God to you.
- Practice believing God to answer prayer when you are not under the test of discouragement.
Source: Studies in the Psalms: Adult Teacher's Insights, page 44.