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We’re all messed up. Yes, I know, that’s not a very positive statement to make. Some might suspect I’m a pessimist with a glass-half-empty perspective on life. I would argue that I’m a realist with a biblical worldview.
We all have sinned. We all will continue to struggle with sin on this side of eternity. We all have parts of our heart, mind, soul, and body that are not yet perfect.
If you’re like me — and most people are in this regard — you worry. You worry about your family, your work, the weather, “what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear” (Luke 12:22), what you just read in the news. And you certainly “worry about tomorrow” (Matthew 6:25-34). If you’re like most people, you think all this worry is not really a problem until it reaches a level higher than usual, when it begins to overwhelm your ability to function as you normally do.
But that’s not the point where worry begins to destroy you; the trouble begins much earlier. All worry is harmful to our bodies, our minds, our relationships with others, and our relationship with God.