“But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, “You are my God!” My future is in your hands….”
‘But’ is one of the smallest words, yet it speaks volumes and can be spiritually and emotionally debilitating. Spoken from our lips, it is often an excuse. However it doesn’t have to be!
“But”….. is yours too big?
Sometimes, when God calls us to move forward, we find ourselves stuck, unable to move, because we are more focused on the size of our “but.”
With just a little bit of a heart-shift, we can start to use the word “but” from the Lord’s perspective, and turn it into something powerful!
When we place the word but in its proper place in a sentence, we completely change not just the sentence structure, but the structure of our thought patterns, and ultimately our heart attitudes.
The Bible is filled with examples of “but God” statements. Here are a few:
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’ Matthew 19:26
“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.” Psalm 73:26
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures for ever.” Isaiah 40:8
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20
“To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in for ever. But you, Lord my God, brought my life up from the pit.” Jonah 2:6
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:7-8
(A very short excerpt from the chapter “For those Dory days” taken from my book ‘A Mustard Seed Life’, Nov 2019)