Author: Loyd Jenkins
It occurred to me recently that if is one of the smallest words in our speech and yet contains the greatest amount of consequences. For many of us if tends to lead us through our lives. We plan around the if :
“IF I get the job…”
“IF I get accepted into the program…”
“IF we can raise the funds…”
It’s the pivotable point where we decide to take action, one set of circumstances that results in another. Yet, we do not have to live by IF .
We can be confident that our God meets every one of our needs, and knows what those needs are before we even ask for it. Our lives are not without challenges and struggles, but it’s through those times that we are strengthened and we grow closer to God through the love of Jesus—not if things get better.
At International Aid we work to provide medical equipment and healthcare resources despite the if . We press on with our mission and we’re grateful for all that God provides. And although we pray that we can change and save more lives, we are confident that God gives us what we need when it’s most needed.
Jesus said to him, “IF you can? All things are possible to him who believes.” —Mark 9:23
Throughout the Bible we can learn that it’s never a matter of IF, but a matter of BELIEF !