What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word WORRY?
Please jot down your thoughts before continuing to read this blog post.
This is an interactive blog post. So please grab a piece of paper and write down what you’re thinking of right now. Thanks:)

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What is worry?

“Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.”

-  Corrie ten Boom

According to the Dictionary
 Worry – a state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems.
Synonyms for worry
  • distress
  • misery
  • distress
There is something important missing in the above definition for worry.

Missing is the fact that worry is a SIN.

Yes, I do understand that everyone will not agree with me about this. 

Certainly you’ve heard it said that a person must first know they have a problem before they will seek help. I think this applies to the subject of worry. We first need to see the truth that worry is sin before we can find the way to be free from it. 

Corrie ten Boom said much on the subject of worry. She certainly believed that worry is clearly a sin and we should deal with it as such. “The words fear not occur many times in the Bible. The word of God has no suggestions; only commandments. So if we fear and worry, we are being disobedient, and disobedience is always a sin.”     ~ Corrie ten Boom

What does the Bible tell us to do about worry? There are many verses that address this subject.

casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].      1 Peter 5:7   AMP 

Please see Matthew 6:25-34 to read a great portion of scripture about worry.

Remember at the beginning of this post I asked you to write down the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the word worry. Now take your pen and write down the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the opposite of worry. The next part of this series will be about the opposite of worry. Please share in the comments what you wrote. Be sure to follow so you won't miss part 2 of the series on worry.

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Published by Lynn Bradley