This post falls under the category of Philippians 3:1: “It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and
it is a safeguard for you.”

Fear and worry have a few common characteristics.

They are opposites of trust in God.

They are present feelings based upon future
unknown events.

They are based on lies from the father of lies.

They are common because worry is a form of fear.

Both fear and worry do not come from God.

They are both sins against God.

Here are a few related Scriptures:

“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What
shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these
things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his
kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as
well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about
itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:31-34).

This is a favorite promise of Bessie and me.

There are two reasons not to worry.

This is what the pagans do. Do we want to
imitate pagans?

The Lord knows we need food and clothing. He
created us with a stomach and without fur. He will provide the food and

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it
again: Rejoice!
Let your gentleness be evident to all.
The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but
in every situation, 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”
(Phil. 4:4-7).

“For God did not give us a spirit of
timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline” (2 Tim. 1:7).

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he
cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).