This morning, while praying for the impossible to become possible, the words, “but God” came to mind.
Not two minutes ago, a friend text a prayer group and ended her message with, “but God!”
I vaguely remembered writing a post not long ago, of course, named But God.
After reading it, I felt encouraged and hopeful that although the waters are rising, the waves crashing, the lightning striking and the thunder rolling, and although the impossible seems to only be becoming more impossible, I have one clear thought piercing through the darkness…BUT GOD.
You tried to make me feel useless, but God made me feel valuable
You tried to tell me I was nothing, but God told me I was everything
You tried to push me down, and you may have gotten me down for a while, but God helped me get up, time after time
You tried to make me feel meaningless, pathetic, downtrodden and hopeless, but God filled me with hope that surpassed all understanding
You tried to mock me, but God raised me
You tried to yell lies at me, but God whispered truth all around me
You tried to tell me my heart was broken, but God told me my heart was whole
You tried to pour thoughts into my mind to torment me, but God’s peace overcame me
You tried to push me down, kick me, hurt me, harm me and hinder me, but God lifted me
You tried to blind me, take away the vision placed in my heart from my Father, but God’s eyesight within me could not be diminished
You tried to make me feel neglected, but God’s love for me reigned
You tried to tell me I lost, but God told me I win
You try, and you fail, over and over again
So, you see, devil, there is nothing you can do to make this woman stay down, stop getting up, stop pressing in and stop pushing forward
I am in a relentless pursuit of Him and He is persistently pursuing me
We will inevitably always find one another, even when the darkness consumes my eyes and deafness presses upon my ears
I am His and He is mine
I am a woman standing because God still stands, and He will always remain standing
So, although satan may attempt to tell me I am done, the battle is over, the Remnant has lost, the enemy has won, I will always have one thing to say to him
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” -Isaiah 43:2