James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

Every evil work, which consists of every negative thing a person can experience, has a portion of envy and strife. A person is more susceptible to be sick if they have strife in their lives. A person is more likely to commit a criminal act that lands them in jail if they have envy and strife in their lives. A person is more likely to cheat on their spouse if they have strife in their lives. A person is more likely to experience poverty if they have envy and strife in their lives. Every evil work is associated with envy and strife.

Got bad things going in your life? Check your heart to see if you have envy and/or strife in an area of your life. Ask God to help you overcome that envy and/or strife, that way you can minimize the trials you face.