I used to worry about everything. And when I wasn't worried about something, then I worried that I forgot something that I should be worrying about! These verses really helped to heal... I made it a point to memorize 2 Timothy 1:7 (below) and it has been the tool to ward off those thoughts every time they come.
"And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful?
how is it that ye have no faith?"
~ Mark 4:40
"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."
~ Deuteronomy 31:6
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
~ 2 Timothy 1:7
I had to realize that if God was not the one giving the fear, then it must have been from another source, one that I don't care to give my time, efforts, thoughts and heart to. What a difference a life of faith makes... a faith that doesn't fear at every obstacle.
"For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee,
Fear not; I will help thee."
~ Isaiah 41:13
Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow
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