“Cease from anger and forsake wrath; do not fret, it leads only to evildoing.” (Ps 37:8)
Being a worrier seems harmless enough. We know we shouldn’t do it, but at least it is a victimless sin… or is it?
Turns out that fretting over things that aren’t our problem leads to evil. When we are anxious we make bad choices. When we are worried about something that isn’t ours to solve, we often zoom into action in unhealthy ways just to feel like we are doing something. Anxiety often leads to a short-temper with loved ones, distraction from meaningful tasks, and irritability or complaining – all of which are sinful.
We may think our worrying ways aren’t hurting anyone, but anxious hearts aren’t faithful ones.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matt 6:34)
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites