But is a very popular word. I hear it all the time around my house. When I ask one of my kids to do something they respond with BUT, which is followed by a long list of why they can’t do what was requested. But is usually followed by excuses.
But I can’t do that because____________
But can be a problem word in your life. If you use “but” too much with your spouse they may kick you in the butt. If you use “but” to much with your boss, when you ask for a raise, he may say “but.” If we use “but” with G-d He may use you as an illustration. (Remember Jonah)
However “but” doesn’t have to be a problem word. It can be a word of promise.
"As for you, you meant evil against me, but G-d meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. Gen. 50:20
But G-d, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), Eph 2:4,5
But G-d demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
But by the grace of G-d I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me. 1 Cor 15:10
And looking at them Jesus said to them, "With people this is impossible, but with G-d all things are possible." Matt 19:26
I like it when G-d puts a but in the middle of my problem.