But. A three letter word that means, “Ignore everything I just said.”
“You’re a great guy and all, but I think of you more as a friend.”
“Your resume and qualifications are impressive, but we have decided to go in a different direction.”
“Dinner was great, but it could have used more seasoning.”
We don’t like to hear “but,” because we know rejection or a backhanded compliment is soon to follow. However, there are times when hearing but can be a good thing. The world will judge you by your past, appearance, mistakes, and anything else their crooked, pointy fingers can find, but when we place our faith in Christ, God accepts us as we are. “But God” is a beautiful phrase found in Scripture.
“But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah”
(Psalm 49:15, KJV).
“My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.”
“But God raised him [Jesus] from the dead.” (Acts 13:30, KJV).
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8, KJV).
“But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart thatform of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.” (Romans 6:17, KJV).
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is commonto man: but Godis faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13, KJV).
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved).” (Ephesians 2:4-5, KJV).
As you go about your days, be blessed and may the Lord keep you.