When we are facing a long-term illness and everything in us crashes down into hopelessness and despair will we remind ourselves that we can go on and take heart because Jesus has overcome the world?
God, by the death and resurrection and making us alive together with Christ has already put the ability within, but too often we are unwilling to work for it or to work hard enough for it.
Remember you are preparing the mind. That means you have to work it. You have to think! Think about what you are reading. Think about what you are praying.