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Anxiety -
“Anxiety” is defined as a state of uneasiness and apprehension about future uncertainties. Though “anxiety” is related to fear, it is not the same thing. Fear is a direct, focused response to a specific event or object of which an individual is consciously aware. “Anxiety” is often unfocused, vague and hard to pin down to a specific cause.
In psychiatry, “anxiety” is defined as a state of apprehension that results from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threat or situation. Whether the threat is real or imagined makes little difference, since the emotions generated by “anxiety” have a real and tangible effect in the physical and psychological parts of our being.
The synonyms for “anxiety” are worry, care, concern, solicitude, et al.
While the word “anxiety” is not mentioned in the King James Bible, the words “care” and “cares” are used several times to represent anxiety and the worry that accompanies it.
The Greek verb, #3309 “merimnao”, means to be anxious, troubled, or full of care. It is used in Philippians 4:6, “Be careful for nothing...” The Amplified translation says, “Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything...” Other translations read: “In nothing be anxious ...” (ASV); “Let no care trouble you ...” (Conybeare); “Don’t worry about anything...”
(Montgomery).
The Greek noun, #3308 “merimna”, also means to experience anxiety or distracting care. It is used in Mark 4:19, where Jesus tells us that the “cares” and anxieties of the world are like thorns that choke and suffocate the seed of God’s Word, preventing it from producing Godly fruit in our life.
Luke 21:34 warns that the “cares” of life will also overcharge or weigh down your heart, and make it difficult for you to live an abundant life. The Amplified Bible says, “...take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed (weighed down) .... with worldly worries and cares pertaining to the business of this life....”
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