When we ask, “What if the worst happens?” we can trust God.
He has already been to tomorrow and knows exactly what we need.
It doesn’t mean that the worst won’t happen because, honestly, our worst fears could materialize.
No one is free from tragedy or pain, but no matter what happens, God will be there. He will be with you, and he will never leave you.
So, what if the worst happens? In Daniel 3, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were about to be thrown into the fire, because they would not worship Nebuchadnezzar’s gods or worship the golden statue he had erected.
Those three young men faced the fire without fear, trusting that God would be with them.
They said, “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us…But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods.” (Daniel 3:17-18)
They were satisfied knowing that even if the worst happened, God would take care of them.
Replacing “what if” with “even if” is one of the most liberating exchanges we can ever make.
We trade our irrational fears of an uncertain future for the loving assurance of an unchanging God.
We see that even if the worst happens, God will carry us.
He will still be good.
He will never leave us.
And He will supply all our needs.
Adapted from the Bible study, Desperate for Hope: Questions We Ask God in Suffering Loss and Longing.
*For deeper reflection, listen to Daniel 3.
- Daniel 3
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