“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
You wake up in the morning and the thoughts from yesterday’s events bring worry or stress. You think about the day ahead of you and fear or tension fills your heart. Your concern over family members or other relationships begins to weigh down your day before it ever really gets going. Many of us look at such situations as just normal life. But there is a warfare aspect to these thoughts. God’s Word teaches us that He wants us to lay aside fear _ that worry and anxiety are to be given over to Him. He wants to set us free from these thoughts that damage our lives. If God wants us free from such thoughts, you can count on the fact that the devil wants us to wallow in these fears. The Christian that spends his or her time worrying or in fear is a Christian who is being made ineffective in kingdom matters. When the enemy can manipulate our thoughts away from trusting God, he has won a victory.
However, the Christian that does what 1 Peter 5:7 says will find victory over fear and worry and anxiety. What does it say? “Cast all your anxiety on him.” And why does that work? “Because He cares for you.” It’s just that simple. So give it a try.