I still like, “Let not your heart be troubled” better than, “Dude, take a chill pill.” But, the point is the same, we need to relax in our Father’s sovereign care. Admittedly, there are plenty of things that could tempt us to worry these days. There are shootings, fires, bombs, crashes, tornadoes and brain-eating gummy bears, (okay, I made the last one up). In spite of all the scary things in the world, Jesus told us to stop worrying. The apostle reminds us of Jesus’ teaching when he wrote, “Don’t worry about anything but pray about everything.” One of the psalms in the Hebrew songbook has line that reminds, “Fret not thyself.” Yet, anxiety is a real struggle in the world today. The Thessalonian believers were “freaking out” because someone had said that the Day of the Lord was already underway. While that would be something to freak out about if it had already started, it was obvious, in light of the teachings, that they were safe. We can be a little judgmental toward our Christian ancestors but we probably have to admit that the truth isn’t always our compass. Sometimes we get worried because of lies that we have heard or manufactured ourselves. The truth of God’s Word is given to us that we might have confidence, comfort, and strength. If we’re fretting, we may want to stop and think on the things that are true. I’ve heard that when we do that, the God of peace will be with us . Give it a try.