What if….?

That word “if” has a huge function in the English language. It is a small two-letter word that has a big meaning.  I can start saying something or announcing something that sounds amazing, fun and huge, but then enter the word “if” and all could be lost or certainly profoundly different.  David used this word and it made me pause and think. Check this out…

  1 What if the Lord had not been on our side?
       (Let Israel repeat this.)
2 What if the Lord had not been on our side
       when we were attacked?
6 Praise the Lord,
       who did not let them chew us up.
 7 We escaped like a bird
       from the hunter’s trap.
    The trap broke,
       and we escaped.
 8 Our help comes from the Lord,
       who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 124:1-2;6-8 NCV)

I simply can’t imagine how my life would be different without the Lord. He has been with me through so many life events. I’m sure I wouldn’t practice forgiveness. I wouldn’t know love or how to love. I wouldn’t know how to function in multiple situations. I really believe I’d be a miserable, lost, failure of a person without the presence of God in my life. He gives my life meaning. He gives me direction. He gives me hope. He gives me wisdom. He gives me grace and mercy by the truckloads. I think I’d be walking dead without the Giver of Life in my heart.  I don’t ever want to do anything without Him. I want Him to be part of every day of the rest of my life – period!

Pressing On!


  1. Richard Raines says

    It is a scary thought to think of going thru life without God. Sure, I’ve failed him, and yes, I’ve had to repent over things over the years, but as uncertain as life is, I wouldn’t want to go it without him. We had a neighbor (a very good man) who died a couple of weeks ago who had been faithful to go to church, and I would’ve gone to him if I had needed something as quick as any Christian, yet he did not accept Jesus as savior until he was in the E.R. waiting to be flown out. The helicoptor arrived, but he passed away before they could get him ready to load. That is cutting it way too close.

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