Thinking About the What-ifs


When I got baptized, my mom gave me a box of cards. This little box had a verse written on a card. I opened it up, and I fished out a card from the middle of the deck. There was writing on the front and back, so I flipped it around a couple of times, debating which side to look at first. Finally, I threw it in the air, caught it, and read the side facing me. The black ink against the cream-colored card was written in swirly letters. “Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end,” it read. I have never lost anyone very close to me. I didn’t think much of it, yet that verse has always stuck close with me. I am always thinking about the worst-case scenario, what-ifs, and such. Anytime I worry too much, I just remember that verse and think about how I don’t need to worry so much. Even if something bad happens, whether it be something as serious as death like the verse suggests, or just something like doing bad on a test, it’s always going to be okay, and it will work itself out in the end. 


Lizzie Belz is a sophomore at Burton Academy who likes volleyball, friends, art, books, pets, and sleep.

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