I looked at her text
and it gave me pause
“Interesting times here, but God…”
with three tiny dots
And it got me to thinking
about how God is always present
and supremely sovereign
And no matter what…
So I went on a search
through the Scriptures
and found His hand
working in our circumstances
in the middle of our humanness
in the pain
in the joys
in the midst…
and all over
He is here
and He is aware
and He is at work
in our present circumstances
And no matter what,
our sentence can end
with “but God…”
– Susie Stewart
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.
– Geness 8:1 (NIV)
But God came to Abimelek in a dream one night…
– Genesis 20:3 (NIV)
He said to them, “I see that your father’s attitude toward me is not what it was before, but the God of my father has been with me.
– Genesis 31:5 (NIV)
…But God has seen my hardship and the toil of my hands…
– Genesis 31:42 (NIV)
“I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.”
– Genesis 41:16 (NIV)
But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
– Genesis 45:7 (NIV)
“So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.
– Genesis 45:8 (NIV)
Then Israel said to Joseph, “I am about to die, but God will be with you…”
– Genesis 48:21
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
Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid…”
– Genesis 50:24
…But God did not answer him that day.
– 1 Samuel 14:37
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 Samuel 23:14
But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side, and there is no adversary or disaster.
– 1 Kings 5:4
…For the battle is not yours, but God’s.
– 2 Chronicles 20:15
With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.
– 2 Chronicles 32:8
But the eye of their God was watching…
– Ezra 5:5
“But now, for a brief moment, the Lord our God has been gracious in leaving us a remnant and giving us a firm place in his sanctuary, and so our God gives light to our eyes and a little relief in our bondage.
– Ezra 9:8
…But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love…
– Nehemiah 9:17
But in Your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.
– Nehemiah 9:31
But God drags away the mighty by His power; though they become established, they have no assurance of life.
– Job 24:22
But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
– Psalm 9:18
But You, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.
– Psalm 10:14
But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; He will surely take me to Himself.
– Psalm 49:15
…but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.
– Psalm 66:19
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
– Psalm 73:26
But God is my King from long ago; He brings salvation on the earth.
– Psalm 74:12
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
– Psalm 86:15
But the Lord has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
– Psalm 94:22
But the Lord Almighty will be exalted by His justice, and the holy God will be proved holy by His righteous acts.
– Isaiah 5:16
But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God, the eternal King.
– Jeremiah 10:10
But God made the earth by His power; He founded the world by His wisdom and stretched out the heavens by His understanding.
– Jeremiah 10:12
…but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.
– Daniel 2:28
…But you, Lord my God, brought my life up from the pit.
– Jonah 2:6
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
– Matthew 19:26
…but God knows your hearts….
– Luke 16:15
But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
– Acts 2:24
You killed the author of life, but God raised Him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
– Acts 3:15
But God was with him…
– Acts 7:9
…but God raised Him from the dead on the third day and caused Him to be seen.
– Acts 10:40
But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike.
– Acts 26:22
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
– Romans 5:8
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 Corinthians 1:27
But God has put the body together…
– 1 Corinthians 12:24
But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us…
– 2 Corinthians 7:6
…I do not know, but God knows—
– 2 Corinthians 12:3
Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow.
– Philippians 2:27
…but God is the builder of everything.
– Hebrews 3:4
…but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in His holiness.
– Hebrews 12:10
Photo by Susie Stewart