“My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning? O my God, I call out by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I find no rest nor quiet.
But You are holy, O You who are enthroned in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered]. In You our fathers trusted [leaned on, relied on, and were confident]; They trusted and You rescued them. They cried out to You and were delivered; They trusted in You and were not disappointed or ashamed.”
PSALMS 22:1-5 AMP https://www.bible.com/bible/1588/psa.22.1-5.amp
In the Bible app there is a number three in front of that But.
That’s important because it’s the beginning of something new.
It’s no longer verse two.
This tiny little “but” changes things.
It’s like the hinge that swings the door into a different direction.
When you say “but” after a line of thought, or comment, it negates or changes the belief of the first statement into a different direction all together.
The writer of this Psalm was feeling helpless and abandoned,
he turned His thoughts around when he began to confess what God had done for His father’s in times past.
God began to deal with my heart about my “but” the other day.
Am I describing my situation and then changing direction with BUT,
am I saying what God says,
and then negating it by putting my “But” where it doesn’t belong?
This is what it looks like when your “But” is in the right place;
I’m having some symptoms in my body, BUT,
Isaiah 53:5 says that Jesus was wounded for that and my Healing is paid for….
so I will take courage in that.
See the direction of faith shifting into the right direction?
Or the wrong;
“I know God’s Word says I need to forgive, BUT you just don’t know what happened to me.”
Your “but” determines the direction of your faith.
That’s important because we have what we say.
Life and death are in the power of your tongue.
James says we can change our whole “ship” around…..
Change the “direction” that our situation is headed,
simply by changing our speech.
By getting our “but” back where it belongs!