In many places the Bible encourages us not to be anxious, and to pray. Today’s Bible Verse is an example:
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
How does this encourage and comfort you in difficult and worrying times?
Look now at this Bible verse in its context: (Philippians 4.4-9)
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
This is a lovely passage, worth reading several times over, slowly. Allow positive thoughts “whatever is true, honourable,.. pleasing, … praise worthy…” to fill your mind, think of what is good and true in your life and experience and for a while ‘think about these things.’