I believe we all recognize that worry isn’t worth it’s cost in tension, poor sleep, irritability, fatigue, problems concentrating, and general unhappiness. So why is this self-perpetuating nature of ours so alluring? Ironically, on the surface worry gives us a false sense of control but, when we start to dig a little deeper we will discover they’re a few common reasons we find comfort in uncertainty. Subconsciously here are 4 lies we believe: It’s safer to worry, we show we care by worrying, worry motivates us, and worrying helps to solve our problems. The Bible teaches us that worry is a sin. In Matthew 6:25-30 Jesus commanded us not to worry and Paul encouraged us in Philippians 4:6 (MSB): “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down…..” Depression is on the rise in our nation and with so much going on it’s easy to obey the lies we often communicate to ourselves but today is the day we mute the voice of the enemy. The only antidote to fear, worry, and anxiety is to trust God and we trust God by communicating and turning over our issues to God through prayer and supplication. Now, there are times where faith parallels with medicine. In those cases, pray and then go seek Godly counsel. We can turn our worry into gratitude by remembering that God loves us and He has an awesome plan for us in spite of the worry, anxiety and fear we encounter in our lives!