Practical steps to deal with Worry.

While studying Philippians 4, I looked up the dictionary definition of Worry.  I was truly surprised by parts of the definition.  Funk & Wagnall’s dictionary tells us that this word comes to us from Old English.

Have a look at Webster’s Online Dictionary definition below.

Worry:
Transitive verb

  1. dialectal British:  Choke, strangle.
  2. a. :  To harass by tearing, biting, or snapping especially at the throat.
    b. :  To shake or pull at with the teeth (a terrier worrying a rat).
    c. :  To touch or disturb something repeatedly.
    d. :  To change the position of or adjust by repeated pushing or hauling.
  3. a. :  To assail with rough or aggressive attack or treatment : torment.
    b. :  To subject to persistent or nagging attention or effort.
  4.  To afflict with mental distress or agitation : make anxious.

Intransitive verb

  1. dialectal British:  Choke, strangle.
  2. To move, proceed, or progress by unceasing or difficult effort : struggle.
  3. To feel or experience concern or anxiety ; fret.  (Worrying about his health).

While most of us think of worry as “To feel or experience concern or anxiety ; fret”, it literally comes from a word that means “To Choke or strangle”.

Keep that picture in mind while watching this video.