Misplaced your “if”

And Jesus said to him, “If you can”! All things are possible for one who believes. – Mark 9:23 (ESV)

“We, like this man, often see that there is an “if” somewhere, but we are continually blundering by putting it in the wrong place. ‘If Jesus can help me’—’if He can give me grace to overcome temptation’—’if He can grant me pardon’—’if He can make me successful.’ No; if you can believe, He both can and will. You have misplaced your ‘if.’”

Spurgeon, C.H. (2003-09-26). Morning and Evening: A New Edition of the Classic Devotional Based on The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (Kindle Locations 8892-8895). Good News Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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