… But God
I waited a few days after Ukraine’s August 24th Independence Day to compose this update because I didn’t know what would transpire. Would Putin pour out his wrath on this day in one major push to win? Would my friends survive? But Ukraine remains free Ukraine despite Putin’s evil attempt to erase it. The word “but” often serves to contrast two outcomes when we are in the crucible of conflict and danger. Our circumstances say one thing, but they don’t consider our Creator. Scripture contains hundreds of references to “… but the Lord/but God” that give us God’s promises, hope, and vision despite adversity.
But You, Lord, are a shield around me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head. – Psalm 3:3 NASB