There are two very powerful little words in Scripture. They crop up again and again, from Genesis through to the New Testament letters, and they often mark a radical shift in what seemed like a hopeless situation. They remind us of God’s power, his wisdom, his authority, and the fact that his ways are most definitely not our ways.
They are ‘but God’.
Here are just a few of them. Do a search in Bible Gateway or your favourite Bible app sometime to find the others. And if they don’t lead you to worship, I don’t know what will!
But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. - Gen 8:1
But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.“ - Gen 50:19-20
My flesh and my heart may fail,but God
is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
- Ps 73:26
They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him on the third day. - Acts 10:39-40
You were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked … But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. - Eph 2:1, 4-6
Hallelujah! What a saviour!