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But God Can!

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But God Can!
Anytime you start doubting, go back to your Bible. Anytime your feelings tell you that there is no way out, take your Bible out. Anytime you want to be assured by God’s amazing love check out some of the Bible verses that include these two little words “but God”. They’re small words but they declare God’s powerful ways to operate in this world in a big way! I’ll share here just a few of the Bible verses so you can get a taste for the power of these two little words: “but God!” Because we can’t but God can!

My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart 
and my portion forever. 
(Psalm 73:26, NIV)

[Joseph to his brothers] 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, NIV) 

David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands. (1 Sam. 23:14, NIV)

When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:25-26, NIV)

He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight. (Luke 16:15, NIV)

When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead, and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people. (Acts 13:29-31,NIV) 

Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 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 Cor. 1:26-27, NIV) 

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:7-8, NIV)

Rest assured that our God is an awesome God.
Rest assured that God is in control.
Rest assured that God loves you and wants only good things for you!

What does God want from us then?

That we would (re)turn to him.
That we would love him and obey him.
That we would live our lives the Jesus way.

That is the best thing that can ever happen to us. Like Charles H. Brent has said: “To be able to look into God’s face, and know with the knowledge of faith that there is nothing between the soul and Him, is to experience the fullest peace the soul can know. Whatever else pardon may be, it is above all things admission into full fellowship with God.”

Because of Jesus this is possible.
Because of Jesus we can look into God’s face.
Because of Jesus we can have forgiveness and receive admission into full fellowship with God! Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!

 

Gracious God,
Thank you for being so amazingly wonderful!
Thank you for loving us so much!
Thank you for preparing us the way back to you.
Forgive us our sins.
Enable us to embrace “but God” attitude for life.
Enable us to live our lives the Jesus way.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim. Our God is an awesome God! Enjoy his presence in your life!

Q4U: How have you experienced “but God” in your life?

Image courtesy of Centerline NewMedia, design by Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Some parts of this post has previously been published in 2011. Linking up today with Sharing His Beauty & Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday and counting blessings: #1002 God’s love is never-ending. #1003 We can’t but God can.

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  • http://lisanotes.blogspot.com/ Lisa notes…

    I was just journaling about Gen 50 this morning. “But God”–makes ALL the difference in the world. Thanks, Mari-Anna. Have a blessed day.

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Thank you, Lisa! I love how God brings one verse again and again to our attention. All I can say: pay close attention! Abundant blessings to you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/helene.smith.5891 Helene Smith

    I love this. “But God..”is a phrase we all need to learn. As long as that “But God” Is “But God can do it, solve it, make it work” it’s a perfect thought. Sometimes I am guilty of saying, “But God…” with a whine in my voice because I don’t want to. Shame on me!

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Yes, you’re right. “But God” is a verse we all need to learn but not abuse! I guess we are capable to abuse all the good things on earth! We really do need Jesus! Thank you for commenting, Helene. Bountiful Blessings on your way!

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  • Margaret Feinberg

    What a great reminder, and great verses to reference back to, Mari-Anna!

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Thank you for your kindness, Margaret! May God continue to pour out special blessings into your life!

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Thank you for your kindness, Margaret! May God continue to pour out special blessings into your life!

  • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

    Praise God!

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Indeed! Thanks, TC, for chiming in! BLESSINGS!

  • Erin Pascal

    Very beautiful post! Thank you so much for this wonderful reminder Mari-Anna. You have been such an inspiration to me and your post helped me get through all the hardships I’ve encountered today. Thank you and may God bless you. :)

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      How wonderful! Thanks so much, Erin, for sharing! It brings joy into my heart to know this helped you today! Praise God! Abundant blessings to you!

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  • http://twitter.com/TheUnraveledMom The Unraveled Mom

    I could not escape the grip of anxiety but God released me. That’s my biggest but God. I loved your post. I joined you on facebook : )

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Yay for God! He is awesome! Thanks for sharing, Susan! Abundant blessings to you and yours!

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