Did you catch that? Jesus equates worrying with being drunk. Both equally can weigh your heart down, zap you of all faith and confidence in God.
For many of us we might never find ourselves in the first two categories: dissipation (which is hangovers, revelings and riotings and excessive drinking) or drunkenness; but we might find ourselves filled with worry. It is no better. Worry can kill us eventually.
And worry does nothing good for us or others.
Worrying about your loved ones isn't loving them. Praying for and believing for them and looking out for them is loving them.
Worry is hard on you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
And it is something we are told not to do. We are commanded not to worry.
We all fall into worry at times. When you fall into it, stop and give it to God. If it comes back, give it to Him again.
In 2 Corinthians 10:5 we are told to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. If you can't stop worrying say this verse to yourself over and over. Worry cripples you inwardly. If you are consumed with worry you cannot find the way out of whatever is worrying you. You essentially make yourself blind to anything that could help you by allowing yourself to be consumed with worry.
We are taught from the womb that when we worry we are being responsible, practical. We are taught it is the natural and right response to difficulties.
This is a lie!!!
It isn't God's way. It isn't spiritual or wise or mature.
When we are faced with a difficulty we go to God with it. In Him is goodness and wisdom and insight. He has the solution to whatever it is.
And we can trust Him wholly for He is wholly Good, Compassionate and Loving.