Here’s what Jesus has to say about it.
“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up” Proverbs 12:25
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“…put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore.” Psalm 131:1
For when I am weak, then I am strong” 2 Corinthians 12:10.
And, directly from Jesus’ lips:
“Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?’” Matthew 6:25-34
We are not justified by our own acts, but rather by the love of our perfect God. Trusting in Him, it’s impossible not to hear from Him and to grow in relationship with Him– which, in our worldly context, can sometimes feel more like an upward spiral than an upward slope. But He is good and strong in our weakness. He is just and He is faithful through every single struggle. He just asks us to believe that– and if we believe it, it can’t not change everything.
Worried? It can’t add “a single hour to your life.”
What can? Faith in Him.