Back-to-School Devotion

The what-ifs in life only have power over me when I forget what-is: God is with us.

by
Posted in , Sep 5, 2012

Daily Devotionals blogger Julia Attaway

It’s the first week of school here in New York. Maggie started sixth grade at her new middle school yesterday, and Mary begins high school today. It’s exciting but also a bit scary—and not just for them! In the midst of thinking about Maggie’s terrific curriculum I find myself wondering, What if those tween girls are mean? As I smile about Mary’s small classes I worry, How will she balance academics with all her dancing? Then I stop myself and say:

There will always be unknowns.
There will always be things outside my control.
There will always be bumps in the road.
Whatever comes, I will deal with it with God’s help.

The what-ifs in life only have power over me when I forget what-is: God is with us. For what lies ahead is no mystery to him. He knows the crosses he will ask me to bear, and he knows how he will help me carry them. I don’t need to wonder what will happen—I know: whatever comes, I will deal with it with God’s help.

View Comments