These "what-if" questions often cause us to run to God seeking answers. God will often answer by asking;
“What if . . . you trusted me?”
What if you believed that this didn’t take Me by surprise?
Psalms 139:16 NLT You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
Matthew 6:8 NLT Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!
What if you believed I really do work all things together for your good?
Romans 8:28 NLT And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
What if you remembered I know the plans I have for you, and I have declared that My plans for you are good, and they include a future and a hope?
Jeremiah 29:11 NLT For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord . “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
What if you remembered I am good, My ways are good, and My love for you is everlasting?
Jeremiah 31:3 NLT Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
What if you remembered I proved myself faithful to you when you went through this before, and knowing I am the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, you believed I will be faithful through this as well?
Hebrews 13:8 NLT Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
What if you stopped listening to the father of lies, who fills your mind with what-ifs, and listened only to the voice of your heavenly Father, who speaks truth and love?
John 17:17 NLT Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.
When you hear God's questions you will be strengthened and be able to let go of the anxiety-producing what-ifs and take hold of the prevailing peace God promises.
Philippians 4:6-7 NLT Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
God is still big enough to handle whatever comes your way, and none of it takes Him by surprise.