But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. – Matthew 6:33-34

What are you worried about?  When you wonder, What if? that simple question cracks open the door for anxiety and fear to haunt you.  The antidote to worrying is to place your trust in God.  Worrying is a practical atheism.  Worrying assumes control for things you cannot control.  Worrying never solves one problem.  So how do you overcome worry?  Jesus gave two ways to trade your worries for peace.

First, put God’s kingdom first.  When you focus on God’s kingdom as your priority, the rest of life has a way of falling into place.  If you try to pursue many things, you may end up with nothing.  Pursue God, His will, His purpose, His glory, and you will end up with everything you really need.  Once you let go of your priorities and your dreams, you will find He has more blessings in store for you than you ever could have planned.

Second, trust God with tomorrow.  Worrying about tomorrow doesn’t change tomorrow – it changes today.  Worrying doesn’t take the strain out of tomorrow; it just takes the strength out of today.  God promises to provide what you need when tomorrow comes.  If you knew everything in your future, you would be overwhelmed, but when you trust God day by day, then day by day He provides the grace and strength you need to obey Him.

— Dr. William Rice (Living in the Light)