Intolerance for uncertainty: "If I think about this enough, I should feel a sense of certainty."
Intolerance for discomfort: "If I can just think this through, I won't have to feel this way."
Inflated sense of responsibility and culpability: "If bad things happen, it's my fault."
Distorted risk assessment/emotional reasoning: "If it feels likely, it is likely. If it feels dangerous, it is dangerous."
Perfectionism--mistakes are unacceptable: "Mistakes mean I wasn't in control and screwed up."
Pessimism/presumed incapability: "Bad things will happen to me and I won't be able to deal with it."
Misconstrued virtue: "Worry shows how deeply I care about my children."
Overvaluation of the thought process: "Because I have a thought, it is, therefore, an important thought, and I must give it my full attention and get it settled. I can anticipate and avoid discomfort by worrying."
"Meta-worry" or worry about worrying: "I'm making myself sick. I'm going to bring on an early heart attack. I'm out of control. I'm weak. If my faith was stronger, I wouldn't worry."
Implicit magical beliefs: "Worry prevents bad things from happening. It keeps loved ones safer."
People tend to worry about the simplest things, causing unnecessary stress on the mind and body. A Swedish proverbs goes like this, "worry gives a small thing a big shadow." The certainty of misery is better than the misery of uncertainty. If we deal the realities of life, it often lessen further problems, instead of facing the loads of difficulties that most likely will come with trying to 'fix' the 'uncertainty'. Personally I have found this notion to be true and profitable. I always find it easier when I accept things the way they are, to deal with the problems as they come, instead of worrying about what it will be like tomorrow. The brutalities of worry can not be compared to the peace that comes with knowing and trusting in God who gives us all things, and thus we can safely accept today and expect tomorrow with the hope that Jesus will always be Our Guide and Savior.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:25-33-ESV
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34
If you are suffering from worry seek the Lord today...He will help you.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Behold I say unto you who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”