Jacob feared the unknown – he worried ‘if’ his other sons went to Egypt, he’d be left bereft. The sinfully grumpy and hungry Israelites doubted God’s care and cried out, ‘if’ only we had meat to eat. Job, in the middle of intense suffering, poured out his plaintive expression, ‘if’ my anguish could be weighed. There are many other examples besides. ‘Ifs’ come easily to the broken heart.