Updated: Dec 4, 2019
Worry is fear of the unknown and how things are likely to pan out in the future. It is the antithesis of faith, in that it looks at the negative side of things, while faith maintains a positive stance despite the situation. The worrying mind plays images and videos of possible scenarios that could go wrong, which if dwelt on can be destructive. Worry curtails one’s propensity to think straight and therefore devise proper means of getting out of situations. But above all, worry magnifies the issues at hand and in the process, diminishes the power of God and His promises in our lives.
Worrying is so exhausting and if not checked can lead to high anxiety and even cause physically illness. Excessive worrying can affect your appetite, lifestyle habits, relationships, sleep, and performance at work. Consequently, some people will seek relief from worry in harmful habits like overeating, cigarette smoking, alcohol, drugs and even sex.
That is why Jesus teaches in Matthew 6:25-34, saying " ... do not worry..." - about food, clothing and the bills that weigh us down. He says that over-worrying will not change anything - If God feeds the birds of the air, won't He feed us much more given that we are much more valuable than they?' If He dresses the flowers in splendour that far surpasses that of king Solomon," will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith'"(Mat.6:30). He says that we should not worry about what even bothers the pagans (unbelievers). In other words, we cannot be believers and then worry like unbelievers. What we should be worried about is whether our names are in the book of life - His Kingdom and righteousness; and let tomorrow worry about itself.
I don't know what has been weighing you down and causing you untold stress lately. All you need to know is that God's got it - and is working out something better for you. You are more valuable to Him than anything else, which is why He have His only begotten son for you. If He did not spare His son by delivering Him to us as a ransom, how shall He not together with Him also freely give us all the things that we desire? (Romans 8:32)
Therefore, take heart and believe in God, knowing that He is doing something about your situation. Also remember that 80% of the things we worry about never happen - so why waste energy that could be put to good use on somethings that are never going to see the light of day? Look, it will be well with you in Jesus' name.