Trusting God with the ‘What-Ifs’

Do you have any ‘What ifs’ looming in your mind?  You know, those nagging thoughts of what if this happens or this?  And, as you wait for what really is going to happen, the ‘what if’ questions seem to increase in intensity within your mind?

When the ‘what ifs’ crowd in, I have to remind myself that God is the blessed controller of all things.  The outcome, that I can’t yet see, will not happen by chance, but by His decree.  It is all in His loving hands – for my good and His glory.

Focusing on what might happen takes my focus off of Christ and places it on my circumstances.  Circumstances change, but God is sovereign and unchanging.   In Hebrews 13:8, it states that.. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. If I dwell upon who He is and think of His character, I am more likely to trust in Him.

Dwelling on my ‘what ifs’ can lead to great anxiety, but trusting in Christ can lead to peace and security in the midst of the unknown.

So do not fear, for I am with you.
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
(Isaiah 41:10)

He will have no fear of bad news.  His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.  His heart is secure.  He will have no fear.
(Psalm 112:7-8a)

Psalm 141:8a says,
But my eyes are fixed on You, O Sovereign LORD.  In you I take refuge..”

Oh Lord, may you quiet the ‘what ifs’ that roar within me. Fix my eyes upon You and Your Sovereign might.  May I take refuge in You, trusting You…

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