Unfortunately we need to do more than just cope with our problems. We need solutions to our problems.
The solution is to follow the Spirit. In Galatians it says, “Live by following the Spirit. Then you will not do what your sinful selves want” Galatians 5:16-17 (NCV).
Following the Spirit takes practice. That is a big part of what prayer and fasting is all about. We need to learn to sacrifice our desires in the small things and then we learn how to give up the big things.