But God...


God promises all throughout His word that certain things will happen in our lives simply because Jesus came to this earth and paid the massive price for sin so we don't have to... Grace. Salvation includes everything from a promised home in Heaven to a healed body, to a sound mind, to financial freedom. So why is it that so many believers today are living in lack in at least one area of their lives?

Maybe we're asking the wrong questions???

God says, "By Jesus' stripes, you are healed"; and we say "But God... my doctor tells me I have cancer and I'm in pain." God says, "I will supply all your needs according to my riches in glory by Christ Jesus"; and we say "But God... I need $25,000 right now for my children to be in private school and I have no clue where that will come from." God says, "I have given you power, love and a sound mind"; and we say "But God, I suffer from depression and my mind is under attack every day."

What if we switched our tone of voice when saying those 2 little words from whining to confidence and say what Ephesians 2 tells us to say. Ephesians 2:1-3 reminds us of the terrible situation we were in without Christ. Then verse 4 tells us how to respond: "But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us even when we were still dead in sin, has quickened us (made us alive) and raised us up together and made us sit together in Heavenly places in Christ."

It's from that high seat that we look down at our problems and speak God's word over them. When we can see ourselves up above the problems of life, and then spend enough time in God's word (where all the solutions are), the waiting time until the problems are turned around is much easier. Are we focusing on what God has said in His word or on our situations? When things aren't going as planned, are we so filled up with what God's word says that we see what's happening in the natural and say... BUT GOD... :)

Something I've learned to do is to find a verse to stand on concerning my problem and put it up where I can see it everyday. This constant reminder is critical since satan is constantly putting thoughts of doubt and fear in my mind. 

Let's shift our focus from our circumstances to our Savior. And when the pressure is on us and we see no possible solution, we can boldly say "But God..."