I bet you’re wondering what on earth I can say. We live in a very, very insecure world. Nothing from our passwords and our bank accounts to our very physical existence is safe. Our friendships are often tenuous, predicated on political correctness and similar opinions. Our jobs depend on the newest technological revolution. Marriages balance on the thin ice of a cocktail. There’s rampant violence. How can we feel anything but anxiety, panic and insecurity? The world is volatile, and we are vulnerable.

The first thing that we need to realize is that G‑d directs the world and is capable of directing, sustaining and taking care of all the people in it. Worry or insecurity arise when we think that we are alone and can only rely upon ourselves and our judgment, so we’re insecure about each move we make. But when we deepen our faith in G‑d, and how G‑d watches and directs our every move, we feel a greater sense of security. The Lubavitcher Rebbe teaches this and provides direction to increase our faith and conquer anxieties, fears, worries and nerves.

Below are some practical tips and suggestions of 10 things that I found I can do to increase my feelings of security.

1. Batten down the hatches. In the places where you do feel secure, reinforce that security even more. Make your home a haven. Nurture your most precious relationships. Dedicate yourself more fully to the tasks that reflect the purpose you were put on this earth to fulfill. Do what you do best, and let G‑d take care of the rest.

2. Pray, and especially say Psalms. There’s nothing that reinforces our feelings that everything is in G‑d’s hands—and we are safe as long as we remember that—than reading Psalms. The book of Psalms has provided millennia of comfort to millions of Jews through the ages. And it was written by King David, who knew more than his share of insecurity and more than his share of salvation. Saying Psalms also helps bring salvation.

3. Avoid putting yourself in a vulnerable position. You don’t have to broadcast everything that you do on social media. Besides giving potential hackers information that can be used against you, it also causes envy. Jacob tells his sons not to draw attention to themselves. Keep a low profile; enjoy your blessings quietly and modestly.

4. Know whom to trust. Do not trust someone who has betrayed your trust again and again. If someone has lied to you, cheated you or double-crossed you, then don’t trust that person again. Be wary of people you don’t know who make promises that seem too good to be true. Better safe than sorry has never been more relevant. Don’t take foolish risks when you can’t afford to—emotionally, financially or with your reputation. “It is better to take refuge in G‑d than to rely on man” (Psalms, Chapter 118).

5. Don’t bite off more than you can chew when you’re going through a difficult time. Focus your energies on the areas you need to and say no to other commitments. The same way that G‑d created the body so that blood rushes to an injured area, you, too, should rally your forces and concentrate on the area requiring attention. (Of course, an ounce of prevention making sure you take care of your affairs in a responsible manner is also paramount).

6. Lower your expectations. So much pain in our lives is caused by disappointment. If we hadn’t had such high expectations, then we wouldn’t be disappointed and feel like we’ve lost something when in reality, nothing bad has happened. When you expect a little less, what good does come out of a situation seems so much richer. Proverbs (13:12) teaches that disappointment brings sickness of heart. While you should strive to achieve and attain, the best place to do this is in the spiritual realm, where the striving in and of itself is an achievement.

7. Keep your sense of humor. It’s the first tool to go under duress and the most important in keeping your equilibrium. It’s one of the most important in life, really.

8. Don’t be tied down to the image of what you think your reality should be. Change is inevitable, and much of it is for the better. We don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.

9. Help someone in a more vulnerable position than you. That helps them and gives you perspective at the same time. There is always someone in a more vulnerable position who needs attention and always something we can be grateful for.

10. Notice the universe. Pay attention to how micro-managed the universe actually is. It’s amazing! If G‑d can take care of the needs of microscopic creatures, insects and mammoth animals, then he can handle whatever life has thrown at you. In fact, He’s probably the one Who’s thrown it at you and is waiting to see (in the way that oysters make pearls from irritations, spiders make webs and bees make honey) what you’re going to do with it.