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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8849 worry
8849 worry

8849 worry

A sense of uneasiness and anxiety about the future. Scripture indicates that such anxiety is ultimately grounded in a lack of trust in God and his purposes.

The causes of worry

Being world-centred Mt 6:25 pp Lk 12:22 See also Mt 6:34; Mt 13:22 pp Mk 4:19 pp Lk 8:14; Lk 12:29; Lk 21:34; 1Co 7:33

Lacking confidence in God Jn 14:1 See also Mt 6:26-32 pp Lk 12:27-30; Mt 8:25 pp Mk 4:38 pp Lk 8:24; Mt 14:31; Mt 16:8

Abandoning God Dt 28:64-65 See also La 1:3; Eze 4:16-17; Eze 12:19

Worry leads people away from God

Ps 37:8 See also Pr 12:25; Mt 13:22 pp Lk 8:14; Lk 10:40-42

Worry is futile

Mt 6:27 pp Lk 12:25 See also Ecc 2:22-23

Remedies for worry

Being God-centred Isa 26:3; Mt 6:33 pp Lk 12:31 See also Jer 17:7-8; Ro 8:6

Prayer Ps 55:22; Php 4:6-7 See also Ps 94:18-19; Ps 139:23; 1Pe 5:7

See also

5537sleeplessness
5559stress
5805comfort
5831depression
6700peace
8020faith
8104assurance
8213confidence
8219courage
8721doubt
8754fear
8834unbelief

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