And this first question requires you to make a choice: Can anyone of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
There is a difference between worry and anxiety in mental health. Henry Ford Center puts it this way:
- Worry tends to reside in our minds. | Anxiety affects both body and mind.
- Worry is specific. | Anxiety is more generalized.
- Worry is grounded in reality. | Anxiety is marked by catastrophic thinking.
- Worry is temporary. | Anxiety is longstanding.
- Worry doesn’t impair function. | Anxiety does.
Worry doesn’t add a single hour to your life, or an additional step to your journey. It doesn’t increase the time you have in this life or get you down the road any faster.
Who do you trust to provide for you?
Jesus gives us three reasons why we shouldn’t worry:
- There are more important things in life
- God loves us and wants to provide for us
- Worry can not actually change anything.
WHY DO WE WORRY?
- We worry because we think worry works.
- We worry because we lack resources and control.
- We worry because we don’t think our needs or concerns are on the mind of anyone else.
HOW TO DEAL WITH WORRY:
- Call on God.
- Cast cares on God.