Worry

Definitions of worry

Noun

1

a state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems.

her son had been a constant source of worry to her

Synonyms:

anxiety perturbation distress concern uneasiness unease disquiet fretfulness restlessness nervousness nerves agitation edginess tension stress apprehension fear dread trepidation misgiving angst butterflies (in the stomach) the willies the heebie-jeebies

Verb

1

give way to anxiety or unease; allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.

he worried about his soldier sons in the war

Synonyms:

fret be concerned be anxious agonize overthink brood panic lose sleep get worked up get stressed get in a state stew torment oneself

2

(of a dog or other carnivorous animal) tear at, gnaw on, or drag around with the teeth.

I found my dog contentedly worrying a bone

Examples of Worry

Farmers have been particularly worried about walkers in newly opened areas letting their dogs off leads to worry sheep and cause other nuisance.

Synonyms of worry

Noun

anxiety problem vexation trouble

Verb

fret trouble occupy care vex

Matthew 6:34

"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:25

"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Luke 12:22

And He said to His disciples, "For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.

Matthew 13:22

"And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Mark 4:19

but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Luke 8:14

"The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

Luke 12:29

"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.

Luke 21:34

"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;

1 Corinthians 7:33

but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife,

John 14:1

"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.

Matthew 6:26-32

"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? "And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? "And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,read more.

Luke 12:27-30

"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. "But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith! "And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.read more.

Matthew 8:25

And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing!"

Mark 4:38

Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?"

Luke 8:24

They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm.

Matthew 14:31

Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"

Matthew 16:8

But Jesus, aware of this, said, "You men of little faith, why do you discuss among yourselves that you have no bread?

Deuteronomy 28:64-65

"Moreover, the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth; and there you shall serve other gods, wood and stone, which you or your fathers have not known. "Among those nations you shall find no rest, and there will be no resting place for the sole of your foot; but there the LORD will give you a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and despair of soul.

Lamentations 1:3

Judah has gone into exile under affliction And under harsh servitude; She dwells among the nations, But she has found no rest; All her pursuers have overtaken her In the midst of distress.

Ezekiel 4:16-17

Moreover, He said to me, "Son of man, behold, I am going to break the staff of bread in Jerusalem, and they will eat bread by weight and with anxiety, and drink water by measure and in horror, because bread and water will be scarce; and they will be appalled with one another and waste away in their iniquity.

Ezekiel 12:19

"Then say to the people of the land, 'Thus says the Lord GOD concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem in the land of Israel, "They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water with horror, because their land will be stripped of its fullness on account of the violence of all who live in it.

Psalm 37:8

Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.

Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.

Luke 10:40-42

But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me." But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."

Matthew 6:27

"And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?

Luke 12:25

"And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span?

Isaiah 26:3

"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.

Matthew 6:33

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Luke 12:31

"But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

Jeremiah 17:7-8

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD. "For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.

Romans 8:6

For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,

Psalm 55:22

Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

Philippians 4:6-7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 94:18-19

If I should say, "My foot has slipped," Your lovingkindness, O LORD, will hold me up. When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.

Psalm 139:23

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts;

1 Peter 5:7

casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

Topics on Worry

Fear And Worry

40;10;19

"But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.

Worry And Stress

40;6;27

"And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?