What if everything we have was taken away from us: home, money, security, possessions? How about health? What if freedom, safety and food were removed? What would we have then? What if we were separated from family members. How would we live? What if we really found ourselves in such a scenario someday?
We know that we would have God with us, and we would live by faith. We would have trust in our faithful God. We would have His Holy Spirit to comfort, guide and give His strength and supernatural power. We would have His Words that are hidden in our hearts. We would have His promises to remember. We would have communion with Him in abiding prayer. We would have His commands to obey. We would have His path to walk and His cross to carry. We would have His sufferings to gladly share in. We would have His gospel of grace and salvation to tell to the lost. We would have His truth to boldly declare to anyone opposed to Him. We would have courage and love to share with one another. We would have faith, knowing He is in control and that He is returning for us. We would have hope in our God and Savior Jesus Christ.
We may not be enduring these troubles…yet. But friends, are we living this life of faith now ? This is a good way to be ready for whatever “what if” may come. Are you ready for “what if”?
In the world you will have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. John 16:33.