Two small words with immeasurable power.
“My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:26, NIV).
Woven throughout the Psalms, these two small words change everything. However, they don’t diminish or negate our pain, fear, worry, stress, or frustrating circumstances.
In fact, the psalmists are all about getting everything off their chests and out in the open. Not to inform God, for He knows all things. But perhaps as an example for us today:
It’s okay to name the pain.
It’s good to share the trials as well as the triumphs.
It’s fine to let our humanity show.
And then chase it with, “But God…” Claiming His power, love, healing, grace, goodness, forgiveness, and sovereignty.
It’s a rhythm of hope.
It turns our navel-gazing into God-adoration. It causes us to lift our eyes to Him as our constant Source of strength, our Anchor in every storm.
Let’s remember, “But God…” today, friend, and allow Him to transform our worry to worship and our pain to proclamation that God is good, all the time!