Worst Case Scenario

It’s amazing how much we worry. Especially after you consider the fact that the vast majority of what we worry about and that keeps us up at night never happens. Typically, the outcome is way less than the worst case we envision.

Once you add in the fact that nothing can separate one of God’s children from His love, that takes away the ultimate worst case scenario. Anything else is doable. Anything else you can survive because God is with you.

The truth of the matter is that even if that dreaded worst case scenario came to pass, you’d still be in good hands. God is not taken by surprise at anything that happens to you or that happens because of you. He factored in our stupidity when He set His plans in motion. And no, I don’t mean that we are stupid but man oh man, do we do and say some stupid stuff sometimes.

I love that nothing that could possibly go wrong can derail God’s plans for you. Not angels or demons or anything else in all the world. Not even you. Not even the dumb stuff that you and I are capable of doing. Nothing.

So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:

They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.

None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us” (Romans 8:31-39, The Message).

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