"The plane went down, but no one was hurt."
"You have cancer, but it's easily treatable."
"Your son was in a car crash, but he's fine."
What a powerful conjuction: but. Even though life doesn't always play out this way, it does in Christ. Take a look at this snippet from Ephesians:
"You were DEAD in your trespasses and sins . . . BUT GOD, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love . . . made us ALIVE" (Ephesians 2:1,4-5).