Worry is wasting today’s time to clutter up tomorrow’s opportunities with yesterday’s troubles. (Stephen Chappell)

What’s more, the writer says, “Worry is faith in the negative; trust in the unpleasant, assurance of disaster, and belief in defeat.” We sometimes think that faith is the opposite of worry, but Chappell argues that to fear that adversity is inevitable is to place faith in what you fear. That sounds like a very unpleasant way to live.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. (Matthew 6:34) Cast all your anxiety on him [God] because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)