When the “what if” happens

What if my loved one gets a terminal illness? What if I’m injured at a critical moment? What if my child becomes an addict… or goes to jail? Utterly fails? What if my child tells they are gay or not the gender I believe? What if there’s a car accident, a fire, a huge financial loss… ?

It’s an everyday battle that rages around us – the “what if’s” of life. Some are ridiculous, some terrifyingly possible. Some actually happen! What’s a mom to do??? I can either hide in my closet and shake (been there-done that), or I can take up my SHEILD of Faith and Trust God.

Personally I can not function in daily life with the constant strain “what if’s” – I need a break. I need peace of mind. I need rest. The only place I’ve found that break is in prayer… after I’ve cried and complained and after I’ve worried a bit. There’s a calm that comes, usually with a Psalm reading.

The worst has happened to me and God stayed in control. It all seemed chaotic and hopeless and confusing… but there was that moment He gave me peace in my heart to just Trust Him. And as I did (trust), more came. I think He likes to prove Himself, at least that’s how it seems to me.

“Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy with burdens and I WILL give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

The “what if’s” are not going away any time soon, it’s how you handle them that matters.

ForGlorySake! -Anna

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