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February 27, 2021: Battling the What-Ifs

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take” (Prov. 3:5–6, NLT).

A few years ago, my husband lost his job. Down to one income with children in private school and bills to pay, I was scared. Late one night, trying to fall asleep with a thousand thoughts racing through my mind, Proverbs 3:5–6 was brought to my mind.

Fast forward to 2020 and living in the “new normal” of COVID-19. With so many unknowns, there were moments of what-ifs; however, as with everything in life, going straight to my Heavenly Father and talking with Him helped to calm my fears. Keeping my favorite Bible verse on a continual loop in my mind also helped.

I learned this verse as a child, but needed a gentle reminder that, even when trials and tribulations come—which they will—we must trust in the Lord with all our heart, and not lean on what we think is best. We must always, without fail, trust in the Lord, because He will certainly show us the correct path.

God, You know the end from the beginning, so why should we be afraid? Amen.

Shannon Kornick is the Human Resources specialist for the Columbia Union Conference.


February 22: You Can Call Me "The Hallelujah"
February 23: Knock at the Door

February 24: Two Are Better Than One
February 25: Only God Can Do That
February 26: God Chose Me
February 27: Battling the What-Ifs

February 28: Go for It!

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