“But God”, a powerful two word phrase found repeatedly in the Bible, both in the Old and New Testament. Whenever we face a difficulty, an impossible obstacle, a situation too difficult to overcome, we must remember the phrase “But God”.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved). Ephesians 2:4-5.
“But God”, because of His great love for us, God who is rich in mercy made us alive with Christ, even though we were dead in out transgressions and sins, it is by grace you have been saved through faith, it is the gift of God.
“You meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to . . . save many people alive” (Gen. 50:20).
“Their beauty shall be consumed in the grave . . . . But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave” (Ps. 49:14-15).
“My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Ps. 73:26).
“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:7-8).
My flesh and my heart may fail, is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26.
But God has chosen the foolish things if the world to confound the wise. 1 Corinthians 1:27
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard . . . the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit” (1 Cor. 2:9-10).
Whenever you feel discouraged, look up some “but God” verses and be reassured of God’s involvement in the lives of those who love Him.
Blessings in the name of Jesus, our blessed hope.