- excessively cautious?
- unduly careful?
- unnecessarily cautious?
- prudent to excess?
- or perhaps, paranoia?
Let's see what the dictionary says...
Merriam-Webster Online DictionaryDictionary.com
- noun1 : the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason
2 : sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs
3 : skill and good judgment in the use of resources
4 : caution or circumspection as to danger or risk–noun
1. the quality or fact of being prudent.
2. caution with regard to practical matters; discretion.
3. regard for one's own interests.
4. provident care in the management of resources; economy; frugality.Pru"dence\, n. The quality or state of being prudent; wisdom in the way of caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence, also, economy; frugality.Prudence is principally in reference to actions to be done, and due means, order, seasons, and method of doing or not doing. --Sir M. Hale.Prudence supposes the value of the end to be assumed, and refers only to the adaptation of the means. It is the relation of right means for given ends. --Whewell.
Syn: Wisdom; forecast; providence; considerateness; judiciousness; discretion; caution; circumspection; judgment.
Now, listen to what the Sacred Scripture say...
Do not be afraid of sudden panic, or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes; for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it" -- when you have it with you.
But he (angel Raphael) said to them, "Do not be afraid; you will be safe. But forever.
, and do not rely on your own insight.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in thee. In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust without a fear. What can flesh do to me?