Depending on context, words translated as “cares” and “concerns” or “fear” and “anxiety” can be either right or wrong attitudes in a Christian’s life.
For instance, “FEAR” is right when it is Reverence toward God because of His Holiness: Isaiah 8:13, “The LORD of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him Be Your FEAR, And let Him be your dread.” NKJV);
And "CARE/CONCERN" is good when showing concern for others: (1 Corinthians 12:25, “that there should be no schism in the body, but that The Members Should Have The Same CARE For One Another” (NKJV; 2 Corinthians 11:28, “besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: My Deep CONCERN For All The Churches.” (NKJV).
However, “WORRY” Is ALWAYS WRONG, for it Paralyzes Active Faith in your life!
When you Worry, You Assume Responsibility For Things You Were Never Intended to Handle!
Jesus Repeatedly Taught: “Do Not Worry” (Greek "Merimneo", literally “To Divide the Mind&rdquo, even about the basic essentials of life (Matthew 6:25-34, “If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, CARELESS IN THE CARE OF GOD. And you count far more to him than birds. “Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them. “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. DON’T WORRY ABOUT MISSING OUT. YOU’LL FIND ALL YOUR EVERYDAY HUMAN CONCERNS WILL BE MET. “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” MSG).
Worry Divides Your Mind Between Useful and Hurtful Thinking:"If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberallyand ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.Only it must be IN FAITH that he asks with NO WAVERING (NO HESITATING, NO DOUBTING). For the one who WAVERS (HESITATES, DOUBT is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord,[For being as he is] A MAN OF TWO MINDS (HESITATING, DUBIOUS, IRRESOLUTE), [HE IS] UNSTABLE AND UNREALIABLE AND UNCERTAIN ABOUT EVERYTHING [HE THINKS, FEELS, DECIDES]" (James 1:5-8 AMP)
Worrying does not change anything (Matthew 6:27, “And who of you BY WORRYING and BEING ANXIOUS can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life?” AMP)
Worry Only Draws Your Focus Away From God and His Faithfu