So Jesus and his disciples set out for Bethany to go see His friend Lazarus. The trip there takes them four days. As Jesus is arriving he is informed that His friend Lazarus has been dead for four days. Martha the older sister of Lazarus goes out to meet Him. As she is walking up Jesus she says –
“If you had been here, my brother would not have died, “BUT” I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” (John 11:21-22)
The fact is she was saying literally….. But, “I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you”. That is revelation of the power of Christ. We need that kind of faith and revelation in our lives that Martha had. We all need big positive BUTS!
Lord, I am sick – BUT You can
Lord, I have lost my job – BUT You can
Lord, I am heartbroken- BUT You can
Lord it’s all over, I have lost everything – BUT You can
No matter the situation; no matter how desperate it seems; nothing is final in the hands of the living God. There is always a BUT.
I hope this encourages you to learn a new use and definition for the word BUT…
BUT, a divine definition that means – God can and God will! We have been taught the word but is usually used in a negative connotation. BUT, when BUT comes to God, it opens a door for victory and restoration.
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:20)