"But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God."
I love that. You say, “But I was hurt. I was abandoned. I was abused. I was devastated. I was neglected. The people who were supposed to care for me didn’t.” Yes, true, but God.
Here are some lyrics to a few songs that I like that talk about 'but God':
"I was content as I watched myself dying in my sin. I was my own end, my own God. God of a world where satisfaction came from temporary sensations, where decisions were based on the latest temptations, where happiness and comfort was my only salvation. I was a cheap imitation. But God..."
"But God, being rich in mercy, placed salvation on your head."
"But God rich in mercy made a way
By grace I have been saved
Through faith I have been raised
Only by the blood of Christ"