The following verses all have something amazing and special in common: 1 Samuel 23:14, Genesis 8:1, 1 Kings 5:4, Acts 2:24, Psalm 49:15, Genesis 31:7, 31:24, Romans 5:8, Genesis 50:20, Genesis 31:42, Psalm 73:26, Acts 3:15, Genesis 45:8
They all contain two specific words.
And these two words – when put together – are two of the most important and powerful words we can ever hope for and say —
Anytime God uses these two words…you know specific, big and incredible things are going to happen:
It’s just who our God is.
I’ve experienced it time and time again throughout my life.
Today, read the above Bible verses. Think about what you are going through, and then, insert and introduce the words, “but God” to your life experience.
Example: “I may be going through grief…but God will carry me through this tough time and cause good to come out of the situation.”
Where there is deep heartache…a monumental life challenge…a situation that is causing fear or worry…marital or family conflict…a health crisis…anything…these two words are powerful and have the ability to change everything…
Today, you may be going through the death of a treasured loved one…but God is going to carry you through it.
Your spouse may have come home and told you they don’t love you anymore…but God has the power to work in your spouse’s heart and heal your marriage.
You may have just found out a devastating medical diagnosis…but God knows your body inside and out and has the power to work a healing miracle.
You may be estranged from a family member…but God has the power to bring peace and harmony to the relationship.
You may be struggling with addiction (or the addiction of a loved one)…but God is bigger than any addiction.
You may be struggling financially…but God can open up blessings on you when you honor your finances His way.
You may have been deeply wronged, abused, or mistreated by others…but God is the One who sees your tears, places those precious tears in a bottle, and records all of your heartache in His book (Psalm 56:8).
No matter what we go through or experience in life…the words “but God” always apply.
God loves you.
God cares for you.
God wants to help and bless you.
You will never find anyone who loves and cares for you more than God – and He will always redeem and make things new…especially when we place each situation in His hands.
Note: sometimes God doesn’t change things how we want to see things changed…and God’s change happens in His way and His timing. So don’t lose hope. Ever. God will never do something halfheartedly, hurriedly, or incompletely. I’ve found Him to be 100% faithful in every situation. And many times, God changed me first before He changed a situation. Always remember: He’s got you.
Gratitude & blessings,
©2019 Kim Niles/Grief Bites. All rights reserved.
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