What does the bible say about worrying?
All of us have problems that seem to overtake our lives. We worry about these issues constantly and sometimes it actually consumes our daily lives. If we're not careful, we can become the problem. In today's busy lifestyle, its nearly impossible to go any length of time without some issue coming up where we worry about it day and night. Jesus gives us council on these things. Yes they will occur, but take heart in knowing God is with us. He truly is. Bring your problems to Him. I would like to tell you, for me this helps immensely. When ever I have issues or maybe I am insecure about 'something that could happen' I pray. I ask Jesus to be with me, I ask the Holy spirit to build me up in confidence and put it in His hands. What I would give to convince you that are reading this, that it does work. Now don't get me wrong, will God give you everything you ask for? No. Will all of my problems mysteriously 'go away'? No. But He will give you what you need, especially in the particular issue at hand. One of our main problems is, we just can't conceive the possibility that God is capable or even interested in helping us. That is a shame, because the scriptures say;
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication [an earnest request, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus". Phil. 4:6-7
In the book of Mathew, there is in Chapter 5 verses 25 through 34, council from our Lord and Savior (Jesus) that talks about this very issue. I would like to share it with you in its entirety.
"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than the food and the body more than the clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not of more value then they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying what shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or What shall we wear? For all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Mat. 6:25-34