When God Steps In

These two words, “But God”, in Scripture are words of strong contrast.

They denote God’s sovereign intervention into lives and events.

These interventions remind us of God’s faithfulness and goodness.

They show a re-direction of circumstances and events for our good and His glory.

“But God” verses contain statements and promises about God’s intervention.

They show us that God is with us and that we are not alone and points us to the Savior, Jesus Christ.

“But God” Scriptures

God’s Intervention brings about Preservation:

•Genesis 8:1

“But God, remembered Noah and and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided.”

•Genesis 50:20

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.”

•Psalm 49:15

“But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, for He will receive me.”

•Psalm 73:26

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

God’s Intervention brings about Instruction:

•Jonah 4:7

“But God appointed a worm when dawn came the next day and it attacked the plant and it withered.”

God’s Intervention brings about Redemption:

•Acts 2:24

“But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.”

•Acts 13:29-31

“ When they had carried out all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the cross and laid Him in a tomb. But God raised Him from the dead; and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now His witnesses to the people.”

God’s Intervention brings about His Mercy:

•Romans 5:8

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

•1 Corinthians 1:27

“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong”

God’s Intervention shows His keeping power:

•1 Corinthians 10:13

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”

God’s Intervention shows His saving power:

•Ephesians 2:4-5

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).”

- Submitted by Pam Burton