Fear and anxiety puts a strangle hold on your life, (to worry means to strangle) and in Mark 4 we see the seed sown among thorns. the thorns choke (strangle) the word, making it unfruitful. Learn the contrast of fear and grace. Fear is a consequence of guilt; it is the painful apprehension of merited punishment. Grace is unmerited favor. Jesus took your punishment, so you could have His favor.