Philippians 4:6 tells us to "not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests by made known to God." (ESV)
Okay. I understand that.
But how do I DO that? Practically speaking, how do I just NOT be anxious? It's not possible for me to spend my entire day on my knees in prayer and supplication every time I feel a twinge of worry. I have three kids to home school, laundry to do, house to clean, food to cook, and so on....So what do I do? Do I just try to be in an attitude of prayer and supplication all day during all these activities? How do I let go of worry and anxiety? What if I've told God my worries and requests over and over, and still see nothing happening to lessen them? HOW do we have faith when we've asked for it time and again, and yet feel like our faith is weak? I know that God is Sovereign. I know that He is good. I know that He is loving. I DO trust Him. I have to just cling to those facets of God and trust that things will work out for His good and loving plan. Just writing this post has helped me somewhat as I've been thinking about God's Word and what it has to say about these things:
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thess. 5:18
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matt. 6:34
"And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his life?" Luke 12:25
"And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on."Luke 12:22
"Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief." Mark 9:24
So....being in an attitude of prayer, and meditating on Scripture both help. Any other ideas?