Have you ever boarded the WHAT IF train?
It starts with a thought about a reality in your life
that you are facing
you know you will have to face.
And then it happens
as all the worst case scenarios
start flooding into your brain
as you board
And it is never a smooth ride,
get bigger & get worse
fear, worry, anxiety, & hurt
become your traveling buddies.
turn into the
so that you are
headed to that not-so-good place.
Do you have a WHAT IF?
you and I just let the
train pass by without boarding it~
are just that~
that haven't happened & that may never happen,
so why think as though they will.
What is pretty funny as I am pondering this,
I just heard the whistles of the passing train.
Okay GOD I get it,
as a smile is on my face
that is what I have to do~
just let the
WHAT IF train pass by,
because it is
HIS train that I board
HE always takes me to the perfect place
far away from the
Who HE is
takes you & I
to places where the
are not the
worst case scenarios
the best case scenario
follow HIS train of thought~
*And so, LORD, where do I, ________, (put your name)
put my hope? My only hope is in You" (Psalm 39:7).
*I, ________, praise GOD for what HE has promised.
I, ________, trust in GOD, so why should I, ________, be afraid? (Psalm 56:4).
*Even though I, ________, walk through the darkest valley,
I, ________, will fear no evil,
for YOU are with me; YOUR rod and YOUR staff, they comfort me" (Psalm 23:4).
"So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather,
we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.
For the things we see now will soon be gone,
but the things we cannot see will last forever." (2 Corinthians 4:18)
"JOY" (listen to the song below)