I love that you can write anything in front of them. Anything! Stories of soiled souls, hopeless happenings, and seemingly unredeemable circumstances, and then swoop in right behind them with "BUT GOD" and the rest all fades in comparison.
"I was rejected by those who should have loved me." BUT GOD.
"My accusers breathe lies against me day and night." BUT GOD.
"I made selfish choices that hurt others and cost me my ministry." BUT GOD.
"I couldn't hold it all together and it fell apart." BUT GOD.
I was thinking about these words this morning especially as I read through Isaiah 60 and camped out on verse 2:
"See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples,
BUT THE LORD rises upon you
and His glory appears over you."
Darkness...thick darkness. BUT THE LORD.
And so often this "But God" part seems to always have to do with revealing His glory. Through our reprehensible deeds and those done to us, He is all about revealing His glory in us and through us.
Go ahead and fill in the blank. There's nothing in the first part of the sentence that supercedes the power and the glory and the majesty of the second.