Friday, November 1, 2013

What IF.

The thing about anxiety is the "what if's" in life become real. They paralyze you with fear and there is no difference between logic and make believe when you're busy believing a lie.
I've been thinking a lot about this lately. All the what if's that I've believed for so long, for far too long. & here's my argument against them because I belong to Jesus & because His Word is truth. He called me by name and He promised to keep me and direct me in the way I should go.

What if we forgot all the scary things in our lives and just trusted God.

What if instead of wondering if you're a good mom or wife, you just believed you were because God made you to be.

What if we didn't worry about our house being a mess when our friends were on their way over but instead we were thankful we had friends and a house.

What if we weren't afraid of what people thought of us and only cared what The Lord thinks of us.

What if we weren't afraid of being left alone, abandoned by our loved ones, but instead realized that we are never alone and The Lord is always with us.

What if we stopped being afraid of what others might say if we wrote a blog post that was controversial but instead only made sure it was glorifying God.

What if instead of doubting whether we can really trust God, because this fear really seems real this time, we trusted that He is God and He is trustworthy. All of the time and in ever single situation. Period.

What if every fear was replaced with truth. What if every time a lie popped into your head you were ready with two truths.

What if we actually stopped believing the ultimate liar and starting believing the Ultimate truth teller.

What if we listened to our husbands, counselors, and close friends when they say, it's OK, you're OK and no, in fact, there is nothing wrong with you.

What if all day long we speak truth over ourselves and others & all day long we learn to believe it.

What if the habit we've formed to trust others more than the Lord was replaced with a deep sense of knowing and believing we can rely on Him for anything more than we ever could on anyone else. 

What if we pursued our dreams and didn't let anything stop us because we knew the dreams were placed there by God & that He would see them through.

What if we didn't worry about being smart enough, pretty enough, cool enough, rich enough, good enough, but instead we were OK with just being us. Fearfully and wonderfully made in His image.

What if instead of speaking hurtful words to or about others, we looked at them how Jesus looks at us. With love and mercy and so much grace we're drowning in it.

What if today was the day that we decided to not give life to the lies anymore. But instead we would feed the truth, speaking it into all situations & into every part of our day. Even when we aren't afraid. Even when everything seems fine. 
What if I told you that one day all of these wonderful 'What If's' will be reality.
One day, we will only believe truth. Lies will long be forgotten. We will have no fears. 
Words like anxiety or depression will be unknown. 
One day, Tears won't fall & stomachs won't turn in angst. 
Instead, one day, we will be filled with peace and joy abounding. 
We will never feel unloved but feel the deepest, richest love from Jesus. 
We will be fulfilled and complete in Him.

Until then, fight friends. Speak truth into your heart, into your mind ever single second of every single day. God is for us, He loves us, He has equipped us with everything we need & He fights for US.  

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away Revelation 21:4

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

I would love to hear your "good" what if's friends!


  1. I'm ready this post in the midst of those "what ifs". It is one of those nights when I can't sleep and every noise or movement seems to mean something more than it should. So glad to read this. Thanks for speaking these words and the truth of God's love and how it combats Satan's lies.

  2. yes yes yes.. so good and so much truth friend.

  3. SO SO wonderful my dear. Such truth.

  4. To many what ifs for me. I can't wait to be in heaven like you mentioned. I've sat down many times to try to figure out how to remove the anxiety out of my life and its been a long process. I've decided to blog myself, I hope this will reopen our communication in the process.


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