TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE: As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. - Genesis 50:20.
Whatever your situation is, you, too, can look right at it and say, “but God.” It doesn’t matter what the doctor says, what the weatherman says, or what the divorce lawyer says. “But God” is all you need to say or hear. He and He alone gives the final word. He alone delivers the final diagnosis and the final report. It’s never too late for a turn-around. After all, God is famous for working wonders in the midnight hour. Ask the Israelites. Ask Abraham. Ask Joseph. Ask your neighbor at church.
The best part is, regardless of the verdict of the Lord, we have another promise on which to hold. Even if things don’t turn the way we hope, we can not only trust that there was and is an eternal purpose being served, we also get to cling to the truth of Romans 8:28, And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
It doesn’t say “and we hope” or “and we really try to believe” - nope. It says, “and we know.” That’s it. Final word. We know these things to be true. And we know this promise will come into play as well through the workings of Romans 8:18, For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
If the heartache of this world today is too much for your ears, tune it out by blaring God’s word. Whisper these truths to your weary soul. Saturate yourself in the Scriptures. Whatever you’re facing today, remember - But God.