Life is full of ‘worry traps’: health issues, children, inflation, career stagnation and the worry-list goes on for miles. Falling into a worry trap doesn’t solve problems; it only adds few more items to the worry-list: stress, stress related health issues.
To be concerned about something is not the same as worrying. It is human to have concern; but worry is a sly enemy that takes control of our concern, magnifies and distorts it until we spiral into a dark place of utter fear. We are victimized by worry when we forget that ultimately we have limited control over things and events. But when we acknowledge that a loving God is in control, and when we surrender to his will, we become free of worries.