Life is hard but God is good.
“My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:26).
God makes all the difference! There was a time when the whole world was in bondage to sin and death. But God!
“But . . . God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, . . . To redeem them that were under the law,” and because He did, “the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Romans 8:21).
There was a problem, however, for every man individually was still a lost sinner, deserving to die under the righteous and well-deserved wrath of a Holy God. But God!
“But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). He died for us, suffering in our place, because He loved us. The issue is not yet settled, however, for how could a dead redeemer ever complete the work He was sent to do? But God!
“But God raised him from the dead” (Acts 13:30). The price for sin was for ever settled and done, so that God, in full righteousness and in mighty power, could raise His beloved Son, alive forevermore.
Yes, but we ourselves are still sinful–still dying. Our very nature keeps us still in bondage to sin, even though the price for our deliverance has been fully paid. But God!
“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. . . . For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:4-5, 8). We cannot fully understand. But God does not require us to understand–only to believe, and receive.
“But God,” tells us that things are not hopeless; that he can make all things new and work together for our good; that he is in control; that all of our todays and all of our tomorrows are in His capable hands; that his timing is perfect and his ways are sure, and that they are as above our ways as the heavens are above the earth.
Once, doomed, dead, bent anf broken;
He’s Only a Prayer Away.