Fear and worry are a lot like a scarecrow. What harm can a scarecrow do? We scarecrow constructors know that the answer is "none," but the birds don't know that. You're smarter than a bird. That's why the prophet Jeremiah says that some of the enemy's greatest threats are "like a scarecrow in a melon patch.... Do not fear them; they can do no harm" (Jeremiah 10:5).... If those black birds ever figured out our strategy, they'd realize that a scarecrow is actually a tip-off to the location of the best corn. So isn't it possible that the very fears the enemy tries to plant in your mind are unwitting advertisements to God's good stuff?

source: Craig Groeschel, Confessions of a Pastor, 110 tags: Fear, Worry