At some point in your faith journey, you will settle into a bargaining posture with God. “God, if you will . . . , I promise I will . . . .” We all do it. That’s just part of religion—every religion. In fact, it’s so much a part of human nature that even some atheists and agnostics do it when they find themselves in desperate circumstances. But is that really how God wants us to relate to him? The problem with a bargaining posture is we never keep up our end of the bargain, do we?
We’ve all had moments in our lives when we’ve asked ourselves the question: “What if?” What if I get this promotion? What if this relationship doesn’t work out? What if my kids succeed? What if they don’t?
These “what-if” questions can either fill you with fear or fuel your faith. When you experience challenging circumstances, what if God is in the midst of it all, working in and through your life in ways far greater than you can imagine?