If you’ve read a number of my blogs,.. you’ll notice I use this phrase a lot — BUT GOD!
It speaks volumes for me.
If you know,..you know.
This blog reminds me of how I used to write in my diary.
I’d start off with my lament but getting to the end of my submission,..there would be that note of positivity, that note of hope — the BUT GOD element.
Obviously this is very different since the words just flow under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit Himself.
Since I’m not the one writing,.. I find that I really don’t know how to respond when people commend me for this blog – it ain’t me ooo,.. so I can’t even be proud. 😅
This title came to me while I was chatting with one of my new found friends – let me give her a shout out— you’re blessed paaa. Feel free to send me a few more dangling gifts.😅😜
What does BUT GOD mean??
The word ‘but’ in Scripture does something — it introduces the message of a gracious and compassionate (see attributes 😍) intervention of God.
It captures the very nature of our God.
He redeems, resurrects, and makes all things new; isn’t that amaaaaazing???
All seems lost, and then we hear BUT GOD.
He intervenes; He saves.
And what are the BUT GOD moments??
They are those moments in life when we find that our backs are against the wall and we don’t know which way we should turn.
These verses come to mind:
2 Corinthians 4:7-9 NLT –
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.
9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
Isaiah 40:30-31 NIV –
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint
Psalm 73:25-26 NIV –
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
So join me in saying BUT GOD!!
You can read more in the blog I found online — https://lisaappelo.com/but-god-bible-verses/