Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
As we continue our quest to give up worrying and trust God with our lives, there is someone who wants us to fail. He will do whatever he can to ensure that we give in to worry.
Here’s what I wrote in Give Up Worry For Good…
Satan often tempts those of us who are anxious in the same way—by playing into our fears. He wants us to worry. Why? Because whenever we worry, we are moving away from God and focusing on ourselves. That makes the evil one very happy. We’ll get into the difference between fear and worry in the days to come, but just be aware that they are two different things. Fear is an emotion and is morally neutral. Worry is an action and can be controlled.
The good news is that Satan has no power over you. He can lie and threaten you, but he can’t force you to do anything. God loves you and is bigger than any problem you can ever face. If anyone, (including Satan) tries to tell you otherwise, it is a total lie. Don’t fall for it!