Daily Devotional – 6/14/13 “From but to yet!”

This is something I shared a while back and it was on my mind again so I thought I’d share some of it again. See, most of us have become “but” type people and I’ve been wondering why when God says “Just trust Me.” You know when God says go and we say but I can’t right now. God says do this and we say but why me? God says let go and we say but I’ll fall. Why is that when God is a Man of His word and keeps His promises? Habakkuk 3:17 says, “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty,” but wait, I know you’re saying that if all these things have happened how could there be something good at the end. How can I rejoice with cancer, dialysis, no money, stomach growling, no car, no job and friends who are really enemies? Oh, but then Habakkuk 3:18 says, “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!” Now comes the rejoicing and the shout! See, this tells me; I may be struggling in my finances, yet I shall not be without. I may be drinking tears for water yet my weeping won’t last. I may be heartbroken at the moment yet my God is a heart fixer. I may have a few storms in my life yet God is my umbrella. I may have to lose a few friends yet God is a whisper away. I may lose a few loved ones through death yet God never leaves. I may get burdened down in my trials yet God is my strength. I may not always see my way yet God is my light. I may sometimes do wrong yet God forgives me. I may not always know my worth yet God continues to bless me. I may not always do what I know I should or go where I know I am supposed to yet God still uses me. Yea, I may fall at times yet I can still get up. So called friends may have dug a dusty grave for me yet I shake off the dirt, pack it under my feet and rise. Sickness may be attacking my body yet I’m living. My road may be longer and my fights may be harder yet I’m willing. I may not have done everything right yet God is keeping me. I may not have all the answers yet God is still teaching me. I may not hear everything I should yet God is still reaching me! Oh, I feel this thang because somebody reading this is being converted from a “but” person to a “yet” person and that’s enough to rejoice about. Stop questioning God and instead say, “God, I am not worthy yet I will work for you!”


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