Wow our world is in a whirl of “What If’s” right now.
Worst case scenarios, wild worries, bewildering unknowns.
Scary scenes of pending gloom loom heavy over our hearts.
And we can beat that drum all day,
and fill in those blanks any number of ways…
But no matter how our imaginations get carried away,
there is no possible way that God will not still be on the throne at the end of today.
So, what if
we traded our What If’s…?
for EVEN IF’s…
and EVEN IF NOT’s…
Like the 3 Jewish boys, standing smack in the middle of a fiery furnace, who declared that God COULD indeed rescue them. Easily.
But, EVEN IF NOT, still they would trust him. Still they were His. Still they would not bow to another.
And. EVEN IF NOT.
That pretty much covers it.
Even if you get “that” call.
Even if you hear “that” news.
Even if “that” never changes.
Even if God leads you to “that” place.
Even if you have______
Even if you lose______
Even if you don’t ______
Even if you do______
… fill it in however you choose…
Even then, you are secure.
Even then, you can know peace.
Even then, his hand will guide you.
Even then, he will never leave you.
What if, we exchange our “WHAT IF” worries for
EVEN IF stakes in the ground,
even if it is shaky quick sand.
We will trust Him. We will follow Him. We will hold onto Him with everything we’ve got.
“Where else would we go? You alone have the words of life.” (John 6:67)