I have a lot of anxiety. In fact I'm diagnosed with social anxiety and generalized anxiety. After reading Psalm 38, I can tell you that it is normal to have anxiety in at least part of your life. It's not a sin, although it can be caused by sin. But we're all sinners, so there you go. David wrote this psalm, when his sins were over his head in Psalm 38:4, and God's arrows had sunk deep in him (Psalm 38:2). He was full of anxiety because of his sins (Psalm 38:18). And he was anxious because of his enemies (Psalm 38:19-20). Psalm 38:1-22 I was reading out of the NASB version, where "I am sorry for my sins" = "I am full of anxiety because of my sins."