Fretting is Futile

You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.Matthew 6:27

No one has to remind you of the high cost of anxiety. (But I will anyway).

Worry divides the mind.  The biblical word for worry (merimnao) is a compound of two Greek words, merizo (“to divide”) and nous (“the mind”).  Anxiety splits our energy between today’s priorities and tomorrow’s problems.  Part of our mind is on the now; the rest is on the not yet.  The result is half-minded living.

That’s not the only result.  Worrying is not a disease, but it causes diseases.  It has been
connected to high blood pressure, heart trouble, blindness, migraine headaches, thyroid
malfunctions, and a host of stomach disorders.

Anxiety is an expensive habit.  Of course, it might be worth the cost if it worked.  But
it doesn’t.  Our frets are futile.  Worry has never brightened a day, solved a problem,
or cured a disease.

Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”  Proverbs 3:5&6

By Max Lucado
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