When You Need God to Make Something Out of Nothing, Remember This

Originally published Thursday, 03 December 2015.

First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. Genesis 1:1-2 (MSG)

I blew it yesterday.

I had a chance to put my best foot forward. I had people who believed in me. And instead I collapsed in a pool of giggles. And drew a complete blank on what to share. 

Then I spent the rest of the night speaking mean to myself.

How dumb could you be?

How could you blow that chance?

You sounded so stupid.

No one will respect you after that.

You won't get a second chance.

It niggled at me for hours.

I was so embarrassed about it that I didn’t even tell Xylon till just before we went to bed. 

Xylon told me not to worry about it, that it was nothing, and that the other people would have already forgotten it. 

But right then it didn’t feel like nothing. 

I’m sure you’ve had days like that.

Or times when you think that if you weren’t around nothing would change in the world.

Perhaps you’re reading this thinking that you’ve got nothing to offer.

Or you’re the one thinking, “Why bother? Nothing will ever change.’’

Or you’ve had moments when you believe that you are worth nothing.

Possibly, your life has been so broken, horrible and dark that you believe that nothing will ever be right again.

But all these nothings are nothing to God. 

Genesis tells us God created the earth out of nothing. 

I love that the bible tells us that. I love that it tells us God created all that we know out of zilch. 

The earth God created is beautiful, breathtaking and magnificent. 

No one would he ever think God made the earth out of nothing. 

Which makes me think that if God can create beauty out of vacuums how much more can he create with our lives?

God can take the “nothing” that you have and turn it into something beautiful. (tweet this)

He’s done it before and God can do it with you.

And if God can create something out of nothing then I’m pretty sure he can create something out of the mess I made yesterday. 

Ponder: What in your life feels like a nothing that God could make something out of?

Prayer: God, please make something out of the nothings in my life. 

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