Let this sink in. This is from Ephesians 2.
“You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived,
following the course of this world,
following the ruler of the power of the air,
the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient.
All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else.”
“But God …”
“But God …”
(Oh, did you hear that?)
But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ. …
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God — not the result of works, so that no one may boast.
What is the “But God” story in your life? From what did he rescue you, dear one?
Here are a few of mine:
I (was in a pit), but God (extended His grace).
I (suffered from unbelief), but God (ignited a fire in my heart).
I (felt the burden of post-partum depression), but God (used that pain to draw me to Him).
Tell me, friend, what is your “but God” story?
I, (insert problem here), … but God, (insert answer here).