The Evil One bombards us with fiery arrows every day. We know the danger of grabbing “temptation” arrows, but we often reach for and grab the “what if” arrows. What if I lose my income? What if my cancer goes out of remission? What if my teen makes harmful choices? What if my end years are spent in mental confusion? What if the stock market plunges? What if I my spouse dies? What if, what if, what if?
Instead of raising the shield of faith to deflect “what if” arrows, we seize them and turn them over and over in our thinking. We spend time examining them and trying to figure out a way to extinguish them if they touch our lives. Few of the “what ifs” ever become a reality, but grabbing those arrows, and turning them over in our minds will destroy our peace.
We live under a barrage of fiery “what ifs” from the Evil One. We can choose to raise the shield of faith and trust that God will be with us if a “what if” comes to pass, or we can lower the shield and try to catch the arrows and extinguish them by ourselves.
Don’t reach for the fiery arrows. Raise your shield of faith. God’s everlasting love and faithfulness will see you through any realities of the future.
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