I had a friend who worried about everything.
She worried about finding work; after she found a job, she worried about losing it.
She worried about being sick, growing old, her car breaking down, her kids getting sick—EVERY thing.
Whenever I saw her, her brow would be furrowed in concern! Jesus, Himself, acknowledged that we all have concerns; no life is without trouble. (John 16:33)
One of the most useful tools satan has is that vague disaster that looms just before us. He takes every opportunity to point out life’s troubles. In Christ, we are able to look through the “noise” of now and see the faithfulness of God. (John 10:10-11)
The Word reminds us that when bad things do happen, God is faithful to hold us close and direct our path. (Proverbs 3: 5-6) Through God’s Word, good preaching and the remembrance of past victories, we have the assurance that even when bad things happen, we will be ok. (Romans 8:28)
God’s Word offers us insight on controlling worry. Focus on the good things, not the hard things (Philippians 4:8). It is God’s will that we give thanks for His presence and guidance in every circumstance. (I Thessalonians 5: 16-18) God’s Word tells us, in II Timothy 1:7, that, being fearful does not come from God; strength does.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.