Trials develop character for those who are trained by them. Hebrews 12:11 says, “Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it.”
Worry blocks the training because we are so distracted we miss His higher purpose.
Worry is a distraction used by the enemy to pull our focus off the Lord, and so agitate our minds that we can’t hear His whispered words.
Worry is a temptation that we can resist by standing in truth. It is when we let it dwell in our thoughts that it negatively affects our spirit, soul, and body.