I want you to concentrate on some of God’s promises that center around two words:
Have you ever stopped to realize that those two powerful words appear dozens of times in the Bible? “That phrase is used throughout Scripture as a turning point—as a line of demarcation between peril and rescue, chaos and control, fall and redemption.”
Thomas A Kempis, in his classic, The Imitation Of Christ, writes: “Men depend on the grace of God rather than on their own wisdom in keeping their resolutions. In Him they confide every undertaking, for man, indeed, purposes, but God disposes, and God’s way is not man’s.”
We lost it all.
God did it all.
We get it all!
Various translations and paraphrases of the Bible may use the word “and” rather than “but”—nevertheless (but), whether it is used as a conjunction, as a preposition or an adverb, it is using two ideas or statements where the second one is 180 degrees different from the first one.
Things may look bad as we project what is ahead for us. Evil forces threaten our peaceful existence. Our freedoms may be under assault. Christians may be in for a rough ride of persecution…BUT GOD…always has the last word.
“A man’s heart devises his way; but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
Prov 3:5-6 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Dennis Bradley preaches God’s Word and plays the Banjo. Sometimes at the same time. His voice takes on the sound of country gospel, bluegrass, and twang from the pulpit – if you read like a southerner, you can almost hear him as you read… Take time to apply the lesson.