For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Hebrews 4:2, KJV
Worry can lead to stress, which can result in all manner of negative physical manifestations. But what is the downside of worry from a spiritual point of view? Connecting a number of biblical dots results in a serious conclusion: Worry can be viewed as sin; sin is not pleasing to God; sin can keep God from working in our life.
Several times Jesus used the phrase, “O you of little faith” to describe people who were worried about the future: their physical needs (Matthew 6:30), their physical safety (Matthew 8:26), their inability to find a solution to a problem (Matthew 14:31), and their lack of resources for ministry (Matthew 16:8). In each situation, people were worried about their circumstances and Jesus linked their worry to a lack of faith. The writer to the Hebrews says that “without faith it is impossible to please [God]” (Hebrews 11:6), and Paul wrote that “whatever is not from faith is sin” (Romans 14:23). Worry is not from faith, so a lifestyle of worry is certainly not pleasing to God.
If you are worried today, confess it to God and put your faith in Him (Philippians 4:6-7).
Worry and worship are mutually exclusive.