But is one of those three letters words of the English that I have never been too fond of. My brain has a way of dredging up all sorts of negative ideas as soon as I hear someone say it to me. No matter how nice the words may have been before the BUT….those three little words essentially cancel out everything before it. I know perhaps it’s a little immature of me but the little girl in me wants to hit the pause button when those B.I.G three letter word flashes through my conversations.
Yet as I read through my You Are Forgiven,Love God Greatly study, I was encouraged to see instead the beauty and bounty that can be found in those insignificant few little letters strung together.
But is not a big word but it has such a big impact when attached to our powerful God
The hope found in the but God
Joseph saw the significance of the but when he declared to his brothers, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to save many people alive (Genesis 50:20 NKJV)
David understood the power of the but when he declared, my flesh and my heart may fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm 73:26)
Our sins declare us guilty yet Romans 5:8 declares But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Life presents us many obstacles and plenty of opportunities to seek out the beauty of the but Gods in our lives as well. Which are you seeing the most of these days?