The command to not worry includes the idea of stopping what is already being done. In other words, we’re to stop worrying and never start it again. The English term “worry” comes from an old German word meaning to strangle or choke. That is exactly what worry does; it’s a kind of mental and emotional strangulation, which probably causes more mental and physical afflictions than any other single cause. Jesus says to stop worrying about your everyday life. Life is a comprehensive term that encompasses all of a person’s being--physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Jesus refers to life in its fullest possible sense. Absolutely nothing in any aspect of our lives, internal or external, justifies our being worried when we serve the God we do. Worry is taking responsibility for things God never intended us to have. Worry never fixes tomorrow, but it always ruins today.