Worry has its own momentum, like a rock picking up speed as it tumbles down a hill. If that describes your heart over the past week, consider this counsel from Philippians.
Philippians. 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, 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 comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
What kind of prayer brings peace? Thankful prayer. When the momentum of worry builds, pause and thank God for ten specific things. Don’t be satisfied with vague gratitude. Get into the details. Thank God for small provisions. Thank Him for the smartphone in your hand that keeps you connected to people. Thank Him for the extra turkey in your freezer you picked up at Thanksgiving when they were giving them away for free. Thank Him for the unplanned extended time that your kids will be home. Thank Him.