When things get really bad, just raise your glass and stamp your feet and do a little jig. That’s about all you can do. (Leonard Cohen, Canadian novelist and poet)

Is Cohen’s advice really helpful? Are we to deal with our concerns by ignoring them and masking them with frivolity? Surely, that’s not a happy way to live—nor will it lead to overcoming difficulties and finding success. There is a better way because we do not have to face our trials alone.

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (1 Peter 5:7)

Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)