What does the Bible say about worry?


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The Bible clearly teaches that Christians are not to worry. In Philippians 4:6, we are commanded, "Do not be anxious [do not worry] about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with t...

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Mini Billy P Eldred
There are 365 "Fear nots" in the Bible. One for every day of the year (except leap year). So, for all you who are prone to worrying, I guess the Bible is saying it is okay to worry one day every four years. (I say this in jest of course.) 

We should not worry. There are plenty of verses to back it up. 1 Pet 5:7 "Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." MATT 6:26 "Look at the birds of the air : they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than they?"

Those are just a couple. Fear not. Worry not.

December 24 2015 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Img 20170517 081600 hdr Joe Glascock Homemaker,caretaker, artist.
Worrying is the opposite of faith and trust, and is being impatient. It shows that you don't trust and don't believe in God, or his word, and therefore is a sin. That which is not of faith, is sin.

Trust, requires faith and patience, which is not sin. It builds our character, strengthens our faith, and follows the biblical passage that reads "Let patience have her perfect work." It allows us to grow up in Christ, not being as spoiled children who get all we want when we want it.

April 11 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
An average person’s anxiety is focused on…

40%—things that will never happen
30%—things about the past that can’t be changed
12%—things about criticism by others, mostly untrue
10%—about health, which gets worse with stress
8%—about real problems that will be faced

—Source unknown

Worry is a part of life for humans and our weaknesses. But what we do with our worries depends on us and if we follow the Lord's guidance.

Psalm 94:18: When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.

Worldly ANXIETY is spoken of in Matt. 6:25-34; 1 Cor. 7:32-33; and Phil. 4:6, but the Remedy for ANXIETY is found in Psa. 55:22; Jer. 17:7-8-- Jeremiah 17:8: 

NET BIBLE: "They (the people of Jer 17:7) will be like a tree planted near a stream whose roots spread out toward the water. It has nothing to fear when the heat comes. Its leaves are always green. It has no need to be concerned in a year of drought. It does not stop bearing fruit."

Other references as to the remedy for worry are Matt. 6:26-34; Phil. 4:6-7; and 1 Pet. 5:7.

E.g. Philippians 4:6: 

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) - Scripture Song, “| Don't Worry About Anything.”

Philippians 4:7: 

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) - Scripture Song, “| Don't Worry About Anything.

There are at least four occasions where Jesus rebuked his disciples for their LITTLE FAITH. The first of which is Matthew 6:25-31 --

1 Because they were worrying—CARE Matt. 6:30
About their life—Mt 6:25
About their clothing—Mt 6:28
About their food—Mt 6:31
About their future—Mt 6:34

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