- the air conditioner is broken
- I make the wrong decision
- my child doesn't make the team
- they don't like me
- we don't have the money
- it is CANCER
- me or my spouse lose our job
- they divorce
- my kid messes up
- I mess up
- my parent dies
- I fail
- the stock market crashes
- the government fails.
The list of "what ifs" is endless. There is no end because really there is no beginning. We allow satan to sidetrack us with thoughts of things that have yet to occur and truly may never happen. I like to have a plan, I have even gone so far as to plan for something in case the "what if" comes to pass, I will be ready. Now some of you are saying it is good to have a plan, but if that plan doesn't include trusting in God, then the plan is no good. I have wasted precious time and energy worrying about a plan for something that may not even come to pass, then what am I really ready for?
What are your "what ifs" for today? The only plan that is a good plan is to commit whatever might be bothering you to the Lord and leave it there. God loves us and cares for what is bothering us, yet He desires for us to rest and trust in Him.
casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God. Philippians 4:6
Trust in the Lord forever, for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock. Isaiah 26:4
These are just a few verses God uses in my life when "what if" hits, what does He use to comfort and speak to you?
Linking up with Family in Faith Friday.