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'Worry' Categories

Baseless Worries

"Dr. Walter Cavert reported a survey on worry that indicated that only 8 percent of the things people worried about were legitimate matters of concern! The other 92 percent were either imaginary, never happened, or involved matters over which the people had no control anyway." 

Reference: The Bible Exposition Commentary, New Testament, Volume 2, Warren Wiersbe, p. 94

The Most Stressful Life Events

In 1967, psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe conducted a famous study to determine whether stressful life events caused illness. Out of that study came the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, which lists the most s... [Read More]

Reference: "Holmes and Rahe stress scale," wikipedia.org

The Nature of Worry

The historical origin of the Greek and English words for worry reveals worry's nasty nature.  The Greek word translated "anxious" in Philippians 4:6, merimnao (mer-im-nah'-o), means &q... [Read More]

Reference: The Bible Exposition Commentary, New Testament, Volume 2, Warren Wiersbe, p. 94