If . . . Then God . . .
- By Benita Joy
- Published 02/27/2009
Benita Joy is a Malayalee Christian and serves as the Chief Editor for South Asian Connection. She is a woman of faith, gifted in the area of leadership and administration, and has a heart for world missions. Her desire is to live a life that is pure and to serve God's purposes in her generation. Benita is pursuing a double major in English and Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She loves big cities, chai, the internet, roller coasters, international cuisines, music, and hanging out with friends. She is the youngest member of Team SAC, plays guitar with a baby pink pick (Yikes!), and she's not much taller than your average dwarf (don't tell her that).
This was an exercise from one of last week's lessons (from the Esther Study) that had to do with thinking through our greatest fears. I'm posting it because I don't want to forget. The "if" is our fear, the "then" is coming to terms with it in light of God's providence. After the "if" and before the "then", there will probably be plenty of heartbreak, sorrow, loss, hurt, distance and time...but after the struggle, there will be a "then" and not just a "then" but a "then God"...
If every person I love and count on fails me, then God will still be with me as He promised.
If I am confused and directionless, then God has a plan.
If I am broken beyond repair, then God desires to accomplish something monumental in me.
If I am in need and struggling to survive, then God is going to demonstrate His sufficiency to me.
If people misjudge me, then God knows my heart.
If people take advantage of me, then God will repay.
If I cannot be here for my family, then God will take care of them.
If somehow I miss God's plan for my life, then God will still love me.
If I perish, then God is still on His throne and all is not lost.