Embracing the “Even if”

But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear
we will never serve your gods…
Daniel 3:18 NLT

Even if…

The even if is what is hard for me.

Trusting you, God, even if…

Even if work is stressful
Even if the house is chaotic
Even if I feel heartsick, lost, overwhelmed
Even if all I see is a furnace of fire about to consume me
Even if it could be better on the other side then it is right now

I long to worship in your sanctuary, ascending your holy hill to enter your presence.
Help me to be blameless and to do what is right.
Give me words of truth spoken in sincerity.
Remove words of death~ gossip, harm, evil~from my lips.
May I despise what is truly heinous in your eyes and honor what is faithful and true.

May the ones dear to me struggling in the midst of their “even if”s be strengthened and comforted.
Grant grace to carry on when hope feels far off.
May they feel your embrace in the midst of the storm.

2 thoughts on “Embracing the “Even if”

  1. Stephanie Eriksen

    I had a whole comment ready to go and then hit the back key on my browser losing the comment! *sigh*
    This post really resonated with me. “Even if” is place I often get stuck. I am so quick to want to jump ship instead of digging my heals in and trusting that God is in control even if!
    -Even if it’s FREEZING here and taking Kale out seems impossible at times, not to mention two kids
    -Even if living near family seems like it would be so much more glamorous at times (tea time, anyone?)
    -I think my word for the year is going to be Enjoy! because that is what I want to do.
    Love you much!

    Reply

Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.