If you were to ask Google to define worry, you’d get a definition such as: “give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.” We stew and dwell on things, often beyond our control to the point that anxiety sets in and then we can’t sleep. Job performance decreases. Family problems begin to brew. Our health takes a hit. Yet, the Bible tells us that we should “cast all our cares on Him for He cares for us” (1 Peter 5:7).
Being healthy spiritual can provide us with many benefits, such as better mood, less anxiety, less depression, fewer aches and illnesses, knowledge that God is in control of all things, a sense of purpose and meaning, provides a means of understanding suffering, provides connection with other people of faith, and helps our central point of focus remain on God rather than ourselves.