Phillipians 4 (ESV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;
Rejoice in the presence of the Lord. He is always there. Find joy in Jesus, not in circumstances.
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Rely on the power of the Lord.
Don't worry. Thankful people are happy people.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
It is not the absence of problems but the presence of God's power that gives us peace.
brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there
is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about
Think about Godly things, about holy things. Reading the Bible instead of watching tv or reading magazines will give us peace and joy. It's a radical idea, but to rejoice is a choice.