Friday, August 1, 2014

But What If?

We spend a lot of mental energy worrying, don’t we? Life can seem like a series of problems, challenges and disasters. Whether a glass half full or half empty kind of person, we all dwell on our circumstances and make a mental playbook, rehearsing our reactions for every possible outcome.

What would happen if during that first worried thought after the doctor confirms the cancer, after you open the rejection letter, after the judge sides with the plaintiff, or the spouse says it’s overwhat if somehow in that moment you knew for a fact everything would be fine? What if in the middle of your current circumstance, you somehow knew the surgery would cure the cancer, you would get into grad school, the debt would be paid, forgiveness would come?

What if your 90-year-old self came back in time and told you the thing you most fear will never happen and something wonderful will happen? Or the current circumstance that seems so awful will one day be the thing you are most grateful for?

Would you think different thoughts?

Would you live today any differently?

Would you treat people better?

Would you treat yourself better?

God’s got this. Jesus said, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Trust Him.

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