But God Changes Everything

Happy Sunday friends! I’ve recently had two words on my mind….But God. I love those two words because they change everything.

But God Changes Everything

Did you know the word BUT negates or cancels everything that goes before it? It’s a signal that the significant part of the sentence is coming up.

Let me give you an example.

You handled that wonderfully…but I wish you would have let me handle it.

I love you…but you hurt me.

You look good…but I wish you would wear another dress.

See the But cancels the first part of each sentence. While that’s not a positive way to use the word when you use the word But with God, it changes everything!

You hurt me….But God!

I’m broken….But God!

I feel hopeless….But God!

I feel so unworthy…But God!

My heart is anxious….But God!

Do you see how God changes EVERYTHING?

  • You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:20
  • My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
  • Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26
  • For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

I don’t know what you’re going through today but add God to it, and I promise it will change your whole attitude.

Occasionally weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God and embrace the life you have. -John Piper

No matter what, know that God loves you. You are His treasure!

Have a blessed Sunday!

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  1. Thank you so much, Cyndi for listening to God’s calling to minister to women like myself through Grace and Beauty. Your message today is so insightful and full of God’s truth and love to all of us. When we feel as if life has dealt us a bad hand just hold on to Jesus and his promises. The John Piper quote was beautiful as well as the song. Thank you, for sharing them I will treasure them in my heart.

  2. Thanks so much Cyndi – You spoke just what God wanted me to hear today. Awesome movie – you will enjoy it!

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you, Cyndi! You were busy the last few Sundays, BUT, God gave you the time and strength to comfort us with His words! Have a fantastic Sunday! 🤗

  4. The message at church this morning was titled “Is your But too Big”. It was on this very topic. Lee Jenkins said, ‘we put a conjunction (but) where God puts a period”. If Cyndi’s post speaks to your heart, I HIGHLY recommend going to north point.org and listening to today’s message.

  5. I loved the John Piper quote and really needed this post today. It’s like a warm blanket wrapped around me. Love the song too. Thank you, Cyndi.

  6. Thank you for this reminder, Cyndi. God does take care of us and we need to see Him in everything. Have a blessed day!

  7. You touched my heart today!
    Thanks for all the time and effort you put into your post! They have helped me more than you know!!!
    Your a very special women that the Lord is using to reach out to women everywhere!
    Friends in Christ

  8. Thank you for the lovely message this morning. Beautiful and your efforts are must appreciated. We are so blessed to have you in ourlives. Praying the house closing goes well and you and Hubby can get settled.

  9. I’ve never commented, BUT your post spoke to me this morning. So glad we have God we can go to whether we have problems or the most blessed days that we can tell him about. I love your post post. You’re such a blessing and such a beautiful person! Thanks so much for your inspiration.

    1. Lisa, your words expressed exactly what I am feeling as I read this post. Thank you so much, Cindy, for your words of wisdom and encouragement today. I love this the song too! Just what I needed today! By the way, my best friend and I saw I Can Only Imagine earlier this week, it’s a great movie! Take some kleenex though!

  10. This is so true~ been thinking the same as we are in a fiery trial . The Piper quote very timely. Thank you ~

  11. Thank you for taking the time to bless us with the message. What a wonderful reminder of the power of God. Have a blessed day.

  12. with life’s busy schedules we too have Sunday (dinner as it’s after our evening church service) with our son & daughter in law (and now new grandbaby). I have found that I rely on my crock pot nearly 100% on these day!