Have you noticed how fear seems to grip everyone these days?  If it isn’t about the economy, it’s about fuel prices, or what war is going on somewhere.  Fear is the devil’s biggest and most effective weapon, but it’s also one we can easily defeat.  How do we do that?  Glad you asked. 
   We spend too much time worrying over things that in most cases never come to pass in the first place.  The devil gets some people to dread even getting up in the morning, for fear of what will befall them that day.  I’ve heard people say, If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.  I can tell from that the devil has that person in captivity.  Life is not run by luck, or even by the whims of the devil.  It is run by the thoughts of our heart and the words of our mouth.  The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 12:34-37,
Mat 12:34  O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Mat 12:35  A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
Mat 12:36  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Mat 12:37  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
   Why does the Lord Jesus put so much emphasis on what we say?  What difference does it make, anyway?  Well, apparently a lot.  Have you ever heard someone speak who has no self-esteem?  They constantly say how bad they are, how bad things always happen to them, and guess what?  That bad stuff DOES happen to them, because that is what is in their heart, and the Lord Jesus said if it’s in your heart, it will come out of your mouth.  And when it comes out of your mouth, it will change your life, for either good or evil.
   There are people who speak bad things over their health, saying, If anyone here has the flu, I’ll be the first to catch it.  Several in my family have had cancer, I’ll probably get it too.  Well, if I was a betting person, I’d bet they’re right, simply because they believe it in their heart and speak it.  And the sad thing is, they will pay TWICE for it; here in this life, and in the next, for every word we speak that doesn’t line up with God’s word, we will give account for.  God promised us He would take care of us, but many cast His words down, and in so many words, call God a liar.  How? By going along with the devil’s lies and living in fear and worry.
Listen to what the Lord Jesus said here in Luke 12:

Luk 12:4  And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Luk 12:5  But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Luk 12:6  Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
Luk 12:7  But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
   Now, if God is concerned about taking care of the sparrows, don’t you think He has YOU on His mind, too?  Or do you think He is so busy taking care of the birds that He isn’t aware of your needs?  Tell me, have you ever seen a bird pacing back and forth upon a tree limb, saying, Where am I going to get a bug to eat?  What am I going to do?  Where will I stay?
   No, you haven’t, and you won’t either, because even the birds somehow know God will provide for them.  It isn’t the birds that God has the problem convincing, it’s PEOPLE!!  It seems the more we know, the less we trust God.  Little children don’t know much, but they understand TRUST.  If you put your little child on a table and tell them to jump off into your arms, they will jump, because they trust you.  But once we grow up, we lose our ability to trust, not only people, but God.  Now, I can understand why people distrust other people, because all of us have been lied to by other people.  But when was the last time God lied to you?

Luk 12:22  And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
Luk 12:23  The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
Luk 12:24  Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
Luk 12:25  And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
Luk 12:26  If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
Luk 12:27  Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Luk 12:28  If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Luk 12:29  And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
Luk 12:30  For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
Luk 12:31  But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Luk 12:32  Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 
    God knows we need a place to live, food, drink, clothing, and provision for our families.  He knows that, therefore He put everything on this earth we need.  We don’t have to find a way to go to the moon or some other planet for what we need, because it’s all here.  And if that wasn’t enough, He sent His Son to pay the price for our sins, and gave us access to the Throne of God to ask for what we need, although He says He already knows what we need before we ask.  How does He know what we need even before we ask?  because He is constantly watching over us, even when we’re asleep.  It is written in Psalm 121:
Psa 121:1 . I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
Psa 121:2  My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
Psa 121:3  He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Psa 121:4  Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Psa 121:5  The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
Psa 121:6  The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
Psa 121:7  The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
Psa 121:8  The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, even for evermore.
   Therefore I know God is watching carefully over you, and if He is going to be up all night tonight watching over you, there’s no need for you to be up worrying about tomorrow, is there?