Sunday, June 29, 2008

What ifs

Do you ever get a terrible case of the What Ifs? I do.

What if my child never heals?
What if he leaves home and never looks back?
What if he commits a crime?
What if he physically harms another person?
What if he doesn't finish school?

I find I can turn them around by reframing them.

What if my child's healing is coming but in his time, not mine?
What if my child learns home is a safe place?
What if he can hold a job?
What if he does marry and have children and learns to be a dad?
What if God is answering my prayers as I type this and I just cannot see?

Don't let the negative What Ifs get you down. Have a healing day.


Denise said...

I am right there with you! I can get terrible cases of the "what if's" - and they can be terrifying! I like your approach of turning it around. I'll have to try that next time. I usually just wait for my mind to get redirected, but it's much more difficult to get rid of that feeling in the gut that those thoughts leave behind.

Karen Deborah said...

great advice, I think everybody is wired to default to the negative it takes work to be positive.