By Martin Morrison.
This is one of our top devotions of 2020 published on the 27th of April 2020. Find the full article here
If only I’d come from a better family. If only that accident didn’t happen. If only I had better health.
If only I could be married
If only I had a better education.
If only I didn’t marry this person
If only I could have children
If only my children weren’t so disobedient If only I had more money.
If only that partner hadn’t stolen all the money. If only that boss hadn’t fired me.
If only I lived in another country.
If only I wasn’t in this lockdown.
If only …….
The thing about our “if only” is that there is some truth in all of them. They are all plausible. We live in a broken world. We have all been sinned against in all kinds of ways and more times than we can number. None of us have ever lived in ideal circumstances or perfect relationships. Ever.
The critical flaw with the “if only” mentality, is that I think my greatest problem exists outside of myself and not inside me. David hits the nail on the head when he says, “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me”. Psalm 51:5. What David is saying is both counter-cultural and almost offensive. He is actually saying that my greatest problem in life is not external but internal. He’s also saying its’ been there from the moment of my conception…Keep Reading