1. The Fatherhood of God. I often find myself praying, "Our Father in heaven...," and just stopping there. Coming back to His unfailing love and my sonship is a bedrock of peace. I know how much I love my own kids - how much more does God love us? Infinitely more.
2. The birds. When I wake up in the morning because my mind is already racing ahead to the day's concerns, I hear birds chirping outside and I remember, "Look at the birds of the air. For they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" (Matt 6:26) Birds are such an encouragement to me now.
3. The Holy Spirit. The benediction that my pastor uses is one I find myself saying over and over again to myself. He says, "Whatever circumstance you find yourself in this week, remember that you are right in the middle of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, surrounded by the love of God who sent Him, and filled with the power and presence of the Holy Spirit as together we love and serve the Lord..." It is good to know that I am never alone or left powerless. Thank God for sending another Helper!