Have you ever received a compliment, only to feel slighted by the but that follows? But can be an eraser word. Let me give you an example of what I mean.
I love this pasta dish you made, but why did you put mushrooms in it?
The compliment, “I love this pasta dish” is completely eradicated by the use of the word BUT and the statement that follows. But is a mighty word, and when you couple the word but with God, you have two of the most powerful words in the English language.
Our circumstances may look grim, but God can change our circumstances. I love what the psalmist decrees in Psalms 73:26 ESV,
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
The Psalmist knows he is weak and knows that circumstances can be overwhelming, but he gives us hope in that God is strong. There are several scriptures where the words “but God” are used, and there is resurrection power in the words “but God.”
Let’s look at a few examples from scripture.
“You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.” Acts 3:15 NIV
“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 ESV
I am so thankful that but is an eraser word when followed by the word God! There have been so many times in my life where my heart and flesh were weak, but God’s love and power changed the course of my life forever…….
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