What you've just said here it the whole crux of the matter for me. The things that I worry incessantly about are things that don't ever come to pass!!
When my elderly parents have to take a road trip, I obsess over it a couple days before and all day of their trip! I can't get it off my mind. And it interferes with my day.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I allowed something personal that was worrying me to consume just about every waking moment of about 4 days straight.
4 DAYS! 4 wasted days. 96 hours of time that could been spent in service to Christ.
But no.....I had to spend those four days in bondage to myself!
And you the kicker? It's what you said. It never even came to pass. Oh, I was quoting and claiming scripture alright! But my anxiety over this issue was stronger for those 4 days than was my faith.
And that makes me so mad at myself.
When dreadful things DO come to pass in my life, I get strangely calm. God walks me through it, pats me lovingly on the head, encourages me, and reassures me.
It's those things that haven't come to pass that get me. I've got to get a grip on that that. That's why when I read the post (and I couldn't find the author of it, just people who kept passing it along) I said, "This is what I need focus on!"