Unexpected

unexpected

 

Change happens in the blink of an eye

life takes a sudden turn

You walk around a bend

And experience something

Unexpected

How are we to take these things?

How are we to walk without knowing what might yet befall us?

The natural is to fear

“What if…?!”

I have had many times when the “what if” would sneak up on me

and attack

Stifling me with the thoughts of worry, fear, even terror

of what might be around the next bend

Often causing great emotional distress

And in these moments I forget

the very real things in worrying about the may-happens

But it is in these real things that I find peace from the “what if”

First is that I am not alone:

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deu. 31:6

my Heavenly Father was always there

Second I have the assurance that this world is not all there is:

“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2

One day I will be ushered into heaven and the cares and worries of this life shall fall away like

d-r-y leaves

Third is fear of this nature is not from God:

“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7

He tells me over and over in His word not to fear but to trust in Him.

Lastly there are bends in the road and things unexpected

But not all of them are bad

“Blessed be the Lord,
Who daily loads us with benefits,
The God of our salvation!” Ps. 68:19

Very often the unexpected are blessings hidden throughout my day

If

I am willing to look

and I’m not distracted

by the “what if…?!”

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