I lose my job?
The car breaks down?
I get hurt riding my horse?
My children won’t listen?
There’s a bee in the flower?
What if . . . ?
Stop and think –
Many things we worry about are preceded by “what if?”
But, God’s plan for us is perfect because He is perfect.
“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope,” Jeremiah 29:11 (NASB).
We should still work hard at our jobs, maintain our cars, discipline our children, practice safety, etc. But we can be encouraged there are no “what if’s” in God’s plan. He is in control and since He is, we’ve no need to worry.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God,” Philippians 4:6 (NASB).
Let’s remember to trust the Lord and let go of the ‘what if’s.” His every decision, every action, is best for us.
He never struggles with doubts
No second guesses
His will is done with perfect love.
No “what if’s”
Stop to smell the roses, but watch out for the bees.