But God
40 Days of Personal Change, Day 4
Elul 4, 5780 / August 24, 2020


Often our lives feel chaotic, confusing, frustrating, off the rails, even frightening. In times like these we tend to wonder where God has gone. We truly feel forsaken; like we are being punished.

Many times in scripture we will see two words that can remind us of the faithfulness of God and His plans for us.

“But God…”

Here are just three strong examples of this:

The story of Yosef: Genesis 50:20 
As for you, you meant evil against me, BUT GOD meant it for good”

 

David pursued by Sha’ul: 1 Samuel 23:14
David stayed in the wilderness…And Sha’ul sought him every day, BUT GOD did not deliver him into his hand.”

 

Yeshua says: Matthew 19:26
“Yeshua said to them, “With people this is impossible, BUT with GOD all things are possible.”

 

Several years ago,Larnelle Harris recorded a song with this theme and title:  BUT GOD.

Here are the lyrics:

Abraham and Sarah never thought they’d have a son;
Then descendants came as countless as the stars.
Moses and God’s people had no where left to run;
Then the waters of the Red Sea stood apart. 
So many times the light of hope was setting like the sun;
And it seemed to the faithful it was over, it was done.
But God sees some way, when miracles are well beyond our view.
His Love saves the day, when fear would tell us there is just no use.
You can look the whole world over for the meaning of it all –
For the purpose that mankind has always sought.
In the end you’ll discover, there is no other answer
But God.
I know your heart is breaking the pain just comes in waves.
Everywhere you look it seems like there’s no peace.
You try not to give up, but the tears will not relent.
Any minute now you might accept defeat.
And you stand there with impossible, the next word on your lips.
And your vision has been blinded and nothing making sense.
But God sees some way, when miracles are well beyond our view.
His Love saves the day, when fear would tell us there is just no use.
You can look the whole world over for the meaning of it all –
For the purpose that mankind has always sought.
In the end you’ll discover, there is no other answer
But God.
In the end you’ll discover, there is no other answer
But God.
No, no other answer
But God

Songwriters: Larnelle Harris / Scott Krippayne / Tony Wood / Steve Siler


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