Tag: What If

Whatever And Where Ever!

George Whittenby George Whitten

Ruth 1:16-17 But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.”

When Ruth pledged her allegiance to Naomi and to the God of Israel, it wasn’t based on, “What ifs?” or circumstances. It was a faith rooted in her devotion to Naomi and God even to the point of death!

So often, I’ve received emails from people wondering why? “Why this?” or “Why that?” But honestly, “His ways are higher than my ways and His thoughts are higher than my thoughts” — and I don’t have easy answers for much of the horrendous stuff that happens to us! But what I do know is our faith is not based on “if this” circumstance was changed then I could serve — or “if this” problem didn’t exist then my life would be so much easier!

We tend to look at our circumstances, our problems, our status, our situations — however the faith we’re called to have is a “whatever and where ever” faith!

Let’s stop looking at the “what ifs” and “why that” and start looking to the “Who” of your life! The “who” of your life should be Yeshua (Jesus) — and when He is the “Who” of your life — then the rest of your life is “whatever and where ever” for your good and His glory!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten

“Yes, But” And “What If?”

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:18

Habakkuk enumerates a lot of gloomy circumstances, failure of figs and lives and vines and fields and flocks. But although these barren states exist, he will rejoice and be glad, for heaven never knows a drought.

Whether actual or potential, we have to reckon with failure around us, and the devil whispers, “Yes, but…” and “What if…?” “What if you get sick? What if this friend proves false? What if this effort fails?” If you are going to add up all that may happen, you may as well add sleeplessness and maybe nervous breakdown. And the thing you fear is more than likely to arrive. “I feared a fear and it came upon me” (Job 3:25). We might as well face the worst thing that could happen and say, “Let worse come to worst, so what? I still have God.” Drop your tense grip and fall into His arms. Break the tyranny of Yes, But and What If! Faith is worth nothing until it disregards the Failure around us and rejoices in the Faithfulness above us.

by Vance Havner