Can worry really make us sick? Find out on today’s Creation Moments Minute.
A number of studies have now confirmed that continued grief, worry, or fear can literally make us sick. A state of worry, fear, or grief causes chemical changes in the brain, pituitary gland and adrenal glands. These changes ultimately have the effect of weakening our immune system that protects us from disease. As a result, a wandering cold or flu bug – or even a skin infection that might be easily handled by our immune system – can get out of control.
While worry over circumstances will not help in the least, it does mean that we have forgotten that it is God who is in charge and not ourselves. While God always wants us to learn from the circumstances, He loves us and even invites us to cast all our worries and concerns on Him.