If I Only…
O God, give us the kind of faith that doesn’t need, expect, look for, or demand more than coming into contact with you. Give us a heart that needs only a simple, basic, relationship with you. Give us a spirit that expects no more of ourselves than we can do and no more of you than we should expect.
We are tempted to say,
“If I only move a mountain” or
“If I only have no doubt” or
“If I only commit no sin” or
“If I only am acknowledged as good by everyone” or
“If I only have no more struggles”
or the like.
Give us the kind of faith that can say, “If I only touch his cloak”—and mean it.
To come into contact with you, Lord—we affirm that it is enough.
“Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak, for she said to herself, ‘If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.’” (Matthew 9:20-21)