Monday, January 13, 2014

. . . but there is God.

Distressed by a multitude of burdens she was carrying, a young woman sought out the wisdom of a godly, older woman.  She hoped to find comfort—something to cheer her on her way.

Expecting to find sympathy, she poured out her troubles on this woman she loved and respected.

Instead of words to ease her pain, her complaint was met by silence.

Assuming she had been misunderstood, she continued to list her needs and emphasize the extent of her pain.

When the young woman finished, her godly confidant spoke.

“Yes,” she quietly answered.

“But there is God.”


When your “needy list” grows long and your shoulders ache from your burdens, remember . . . there is God.

He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?”
Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea,
and there was a great calm (Matthew 8:26).

** Based on a story told by Hannah Whitall Smith in “The God of All Comfort.”


  1. Bethany,

    I love the line too in the NT that talks about And that is what some of us were, BUT God..." I'm thankful for these But God statements. Thanks for this one too.

    Nice to be here again, :)

    Have a great week,
    Jennifer Dougan

    1. Hi, Jennifer! I agree. And they aren't just in Scripture. Our lives are full of "But God . . ." blessings. Where would we be without them?! Thanks again for stopping by! :-)