If Onlly

. . .my husband would stop drinkingcircumstances

. . .I would have gotten that promotion

. . .she hadn’t been texting and driving

. . .we made more money

. . .the house were paid off

. . .she weren’t so controlling

. . .he would go to church with us

Lots of people have received grace but refuse to live out of it. They still live with shame and guilt.

. . .our neighbors would move

. . .the telemarketing calls would stop

. . .she knew what her criticism felt like

. . .they could walk in my shoes

Many folks think if their circumstances would change things would be better. We would be happier.

. . .I could lose 25 pounds

. . .my husband knew his best friend is the father of our new baby

. . .we had enough money to fix our leaky roof.

Lots of folks think their circumstances cause their problems.

Many folks believe their happiness will be determined by their circumstances. Even if they did change, these folks would still be miserable because they’d soon discover something else they’d want to change.

When Paul was dealing with severe and painful circumstances, God told Paul, “My grace is sufficient.” God’s grace was sufficient for Paul. It is sufficient for us as well.

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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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2 Responses to If Onlly

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Regrets are really result of our doing things our way and blaming others for the fallout. Reminds me of Frank Sinatra’s “I did it my way” – our way when we try to be all knowing, all powerful and all present… then find we are not – how frustrating! how disappointing!
    Then there is the better when we do things His way, in His will and time. Praise God, then all things work together for good to His glory and praise!

    • Steven Sawyer says:

      Thank you, Evelyn, for the reminder of Sinatra’s worldly song about our wills. I have heard many people say, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” I don’t like that thought. Here is better way to say that, a Holy way: “Where there’s God’s will, there is a way.” Thank you, as always and God bless.

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