I was introduced to the song 'Even If' by Mercy Me last year by my prayer and accountability partner. She is a joyful worshipper who told me about this song which made her pause and consider her walk with the Lord. She said that the song emphasised the posture that we should take when it comes to God.

I loved the song instantly! Little did I know how relevant that song would be later in that year. Today, it is one of my favourite songs, having special significance to me. This song denotes DESPERATION. We've all been there! Desperate for something; the healing of a loved one, reconciliation of a failed relationship, re-employment, etc.

We often pray about these situations, but how often do we do it with an 'Even If' attitude? A 'God I know You're able, but even if You don't, I still trust You, I still believe in You, I still love You, I still want You, I'll still be desperate for You, more so than the thing I desired'.

The chorus of the song goes like this:

I know you're able and I know You can

Save through the fire with Your mighty hand

But even if You don't

My hope is You alone

I know the sorrow, and I know the hurt

Would all go away if You'd just say the word

But even if You don't

My hope is You alone

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had an 'Even If' in their spirit. They trusted God enough, they prayed and believed they would be delivered. They had confidence in God, 'Even If' they perished in the fire. Moreover, their counterpart Daniel was persistent in prayer. These four young men modelled what being DESPERATE, 'Even If ', looks like.

Psalm 9:10 Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.

Last year, I was privileged enough to witness a real life 'Even If ' experience. I watched my dear friend endure severe pain, trusting in God for healing as we all did, but with an 'Even If' posture. Her's was one of God certainly can heal me, but even if He doesn't I will still praise Him. I will be with Him.

I must admit that my first thought is not always, 'Even If', but I'm making an intentional effort for it to be. What about you?


Father you are God over every circumstance. Help us to be willing to be DESPERATE for you, Even If.

Even If by Mercy Me

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