While I was a kid growing up I got in trouble a lot for back talking my parents. For some reason, I thought I had to get the last word. (I’m sure you didn’t do this!)
In any case, it took me a while to learn to shut up. For some reason I thought if I could get the last word in that I would win the argument. I still did this when I got married, but I quickly learned the couch wasn’t as comfortable as the bed. (Just kidding!)
In the Bible we see God having the last word all the time. In Acts 2:24 it says, “But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.”
I did some research and the phrase, “But God…” is used at least 44 times in the Bible. In every situation the phrase reminds us that God gets the last word in our lives and is not bound by our circumstances or the natural realm. When someone constantly repeats a phrase they’re trying to remind us of something. God’s reminding us that he’s in charge and still able to handle every situation in our lives.
We need to remind ourselves of this phrase often. When we’re facing an impossible situation we need to say, “But God…” and then include a scripture that pertains to our situation. We need to exercise our faith over the impossible. I’m convinced many of us are one prayer away from the miraculous.
We know God always gets his way. He even tells us in the book of Revelation how everything is going to end. Even in the the Bible he always gets the last Word!
Question: What situation are you facing that you need God to get the last word in?
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