Imagine the Worst
From Psalm 138
Hope from Today’s Reading:
"Lord, even when I have trouble all around me, you will keep me alive." (Psalm 138:7 NCV)
Maybe you've been told, Don't jump to conclusions. Don't psych yourself out by imagining the worst-case scenario. Well, I'm going to say something a little different, something that's helped this anxiety-ridden girl tremendously:
Go ahead. Imagine the worst ... because even there, God's got you.
The psalmist said even when trouble was "all around," God kept him alive. God will keep you too. Whatever is happening, whatever you can't fix or control, God is with you, and He will keep you. For "God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid'" (Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV).