The If Only River - May 8, 2024

The widest river in the world is a body of water called If Only. Are you standing on its shore? Does it seem the good life is always one if only away?

According to the apostle Paul, the good life begins, not when circumstances change, but when our attitude toward them does. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV). Paul embedded two essential words that deserve special attention: with thanksgiving. Sprinkled among the phrases Help me…, Please give me…, If only… should be two wonderful words: Thank you.