Most stress has to do with materialism. Or things that are out of our control anyhow. So worry does nothing to improve situations or avoid disaster.
Of course, an impending deadline helps me to focus my work and intensify my energies. I’m not talking about that.
Even Jesus recognized how anxiety enters the human heart:
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? — Matt. 6:25 NIV.
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? — Matt. 6:27 NIV.
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