A military chaplain once drew up a "Worry Table" based on the problems men and women had brought to him through his years of service. He found their worries fit into these categories:
Worries about things that never happened 40%
Worries about past, unchangeable decisions 30%
Worries about illness that never happened 12%
Worries about adult children and friends 10%
(who were able to take care of themselves)
Worries about real problems 8%
According to his chart, 92 percent of all worries are about things we can't control, concerns which are better left to God. The truth is, most of our anxieties are rooted in a failure to trust God.
We simply don't believe He is big enough or cares enough to handle our problems, give us the desires of our hearts, and keeps us--and our loved ones--from harm.
Knowing God's character, we can easily see how we worry for nothing most of the time!
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7