In those two small words tragedy turns to triumph, problems are explained, sadness has hope, and we are not left without answers. God is involved in our world, in our lives. God is the great problem solver, course changer, sorrow solution. When an answer is needed, when grief seems beyond bearing, when questions overwhelm us then comes these words from scripture, “but God” and suddenly everything changes. Here are a few of those moments from the bible,
“But God remembered Noah…”
“but God meant it for good…” -Joseph
“But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol…”
“My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
“But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.”
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
“But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us…”
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,”
In the middle of this list of God’s intervention into history is the most important, the one event that changed everything, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” In the midst of a fallen world without hope or peace God has stepped in to demonstrate his love in a way we cannot miss. The ultimate ” but God” event is the cross of Christ. When all seemed lost God sent Jesus to demonstrate his love for us.
I’m glad for those “but God” moments. He is there and he is not silent…and for that I am most grateful.