Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” (John 4:10 ESV)
In John 4, we have this encounter with Jesus and a Samaritan woman. They begin to have a conversation together. Jesus asks her a question, and instead of answering, she starts an argument with Him. Jesus tells her that if she knew who she was talking with, she would stop making excuses.
We see a similar scene in Exodus 3 and 4. Moses has an encounter with God through a burning bush. God tells Moses that he is going to deliver His people out of Egypt and Moses starts making excuses. God’s response to Moses is “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?” (See Exodus 4:11) In other words, God tells Moses, if you knew who it is you are talking to, you would just listen and obey.
So many times we find ourselves just like Moses and the Samaritan woman. We start to question and argue with God instead of just listening and obeying. But if we only knew, we would trust in Him.
If you knew that God is love, you would not fear.
If you knew that God is hope, you would not despair.
If you knew that God is peace, you would not worry.
If you knew that God is your healer, you would be made whole.
If you knew that God is your joy, you would not be depressed.
If you knew that God is your shelter, you would be kept safe.
If you knew that God is your supply, you would not be in want.
If you knew that God is with you, you would not feel alone.
If you knew that God is your strength, you would not feel weak.
If you knew that God fights for you, you would overcome.
If you knew that God is for you, you would know all things are possible.
If you only knew.