“But God.” Pause right here and think about this phrase. How many stories in Scripture turn on a dime because of these two words? How many testimonies in your life could be told that hinge on the words “but God”?
Though the words “but God” don’t appear in this passage, these verses whisper its truth. The Israelites faced a formidable foe, “but God” would be the key to their victory. He was the One who cast the enemy into confusion. He was the One who threw hailstones at the enemy. He was the One who halted the sun in its place.
“But God” is the key to our victories too, both internal and external. “But God” is what takes hold of our sour attitude and gives us love in its place. “But God” is what gives us the courage to stand on the gospel when the culture around us pushes back. “But God” is what enables us to cling to our faith even in the darkest nights of pain and suffering. “But God” is the power of God working the gospel in and through us (see Eph. 2:1-10).
What is your “but God” testimony? With whom have you shared it recently?