Summary: There is a point in everyone's walk with the Lord where you just felt like throwing in the towel. You just feel like giving up! You just feel like life is too much That you have just had enough!


Genesis 37:22-27

22 And Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit which is in the wilderness, and do not lay a hand on him”—that he might deliver him out of their hands, and bring him back to his father.

23 So it came to pass when Joseph had come to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of many colors that was on him.

24 Then they took him and cast him into a pit. And the pit was empty; there was no water in it.

25 And they sat down to eat a meal. Then they lifted their eyes and looked, and there was a company of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices, and myrrh, on their way to carry them down to Egypt.

26 So Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?

27 Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh.” And his brothers listened.

Genesis 50:18-20

18 Then his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

19 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?

20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive


There is a point in everyone's walk with the Lord where you just felt like throwing in the towel.

You just feel like giving up!

You just feel like life is too much

That you have just had enough!

At some point in time, we have all felt like no matter what we did things would turn out bad.

We have all been so far down that there is nothing that can bring us up.

I am sure you have often said to yourself,

“No matter what I do things will never change”.

This battle I am in will never get any better

I will never be able to quit these bad habits

My son or daughter is to far gone for the Lord to save them.

I will never get that promotion at work

I am just not qualified enough.

There is no way I can pay all those bills

How can I take care of those kids by my self

Somedays it just feels like the whole world is out to get you

I am sure everyone here has felt that way one time or another

Like there is no hope

Like there is no way out


I am sure that is the way Joseph was falling down in that Pit

God where are you

How can this be happening to me

My own family turning their backs on me

There is no way God can get me out of this mess

You see that's the way the devil wants you to feel

He wants you to feel defeated all the time

He tells you there is no way out that God has forgotten about you

But I am here to tell you this morning that God has not forgotten about you

He knows where you are

He knows whats going on in your life

We serve a God that can turn around any situation you may be facing.

He can take you from the bottom to the top just like that

His arm is not shortened where He can not help you

So this morning I want to talk to you on the subject

“but, God”.

You see all through the Bible there are a number of powerful 2-word phrases found.

Phrases such as:

Healed all;

Gathered in;

Cast out;

Raised up

Pulled down.


Each of these phrases are used to show the power of God.

Each one shows the authority of God

There is power when the Bible says that He healed all

There is power when it says that He cast out!

There is power when He Raised them up

There is supernatural power in these phrases.


However, there is another phrase that is used 43 times in Scripture

And it’s the most powerful of them all

And that phrase is “BUT, GOD”!

This small two-word phrase is It is God’s response to Satan’s lies

It’s Gods response to the pressure of the world

The world will tell you don’t have enough money to pay your bills this month

But God somehow made a way

The world will tell you that you can’t change the way you are or the way you have been raised

But God gave you a new life

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