If Only I could have a baby
If Only I could get that job
If Only I could buy that house
If Only I could be healed
If Only I had more money
If Only my child was normal
If Only I could meet someone special
If Only my spouse was like THAT person
If Only I could retire
If Only I hadn’t lost my job
If Only – fill in the blank-
…Then I would be happy
and I would want nothing else in life.
We believe these lies that we tell ourselves
when we see others who seem to “have it all.”
But do they really?
Life is temporary-
all the If Only’s are temporary.
What would make my life eternally happy?
to fill the void inside-
the deep secret void that Nothing and No One else can fill-
but the Divine Maker-
who loves me not because of anything great I did…
who loves me despite all the bad choices I made…
who understands me more than I understand myself
it seems unimaginable.
He is never scared or surprised
He does not condemn
He sees you and me through His perfect Son
and only looks upon us with adoring love
This is Love Eternal
To grasp the Love Eternal
let go of the If Only….
This piece has also be translated into Chinese:
Read more of Cat's musings at: hongcat914.wordpress.com