Definitions of anxiety
a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
he felt a surge of anxiety
worry concern apprehension apprehensiveness uneasiness unease fearfulness fear disquiet disquietude inquietude perturbation agitation angst misgiving nervousness nerves tension tenseness heebie-jeebies butterflies (in one's stomach) jitteriness the jitters twitchiness
Synonyms of anxiety
worry eagerness anxiousness
Definitions of worry
a state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems.
her son had been a constant source of worry to her
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
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
fret be concerned be anxious agonize overthink brood panic lose sleep get worked up get stressed get in a state stew torment oneself
(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
the noise never really stops, but it doesn't worry me
Synonyms of worry
anxiety problem vexation trouble
fret trouble occupy care vex
Luke 12:22-34 - Anxiety
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. 23 "For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 "Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! 25 "And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span? 26 "If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?
27 "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. 28 "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! 29 "And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. 30 "For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.
31 "But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32 "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. 33 "Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys. 34 "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Luke 20:1-8 - Jesus' Authority Challenged
Luke 21:7-11 - Signs Of The End Of The Age
Luke 22:35-38 - The Two Swords
Luke 23:1-5 - Jesus Brought Before Pilate
Luke 24:44-49 - Jesus Commissions His Disciples
Luke 12:22-34 - Anxiety
John 1:19-34 - John The Baptist Testifies To Jesus
John 2:1-11 - The Wedding At Cana: Water Turned Into Wine
John 3:22-36 - Additional Testimony By John The Baptist About Jesus
John 4:1-26 - The Samaritan Woman At Jacob's Well
John 5:1-13 - A Paralytic Is Healed
"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
"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?
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.
"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.
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.
"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.
"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.
"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,
"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.
"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.
"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.
And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing!"
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?"
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.
Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"
But Jesus, aware of this, said, "You men of little faith, why do you discuss among yourselves that you have no bread?
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.
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."
"And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
"And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span?
"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
"But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
"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.
For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,
Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
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.
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.
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
"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
"And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?