When the word nevertheless is used as a conjunction, it contrasts a previous thought; whatever is happening, it signals a change. Well, spiritually, it indicates a shift in the circumstances. When the adversary comes in like a flood, and hope fades, no matter how things may appear, we can look up and say: Nevertheless, God!
Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You (Jeremiah 32:17 NKJV).
Joseph was thrown into a pit by his brothers, sold as a slave, and then wrongly accused and imprisoned. Nevertheless, God gave him favor. (See Genesis 37-50 for Joseph’s complete account.)
Traces of, nevertheless, God are implied throughout Joseph’s life. That simple phrase empowers us to hold on to our faith and believe what the Word says about the situation. The troubles we face, or the blessings we eagerly await are indicators of our faith’s strength. Do we speak of faith superficially or put it into practice by confidently calling things that are not as though they were?
Whatever might come our way—Nevertheless, God.
- Weapons are formed against me.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. (Isaiah 54:17a KJV).
- My foes are coming to harm.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler (Psalm 91:4 NJKV).
- I’m afraid it won’t come true.
For with God nothing shall be impossible (Luke 1:37 KJV).
- I feel hopeless.
For God alone my soul waits in silence and quietly submits to Him,
For my hope is from Him (Psalm 62:5 AMP).
The enemy will whirl his wiles—Nevertheless, God!
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