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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Creating Beauty Out Of Chaos

In Genesis 1:1-2 we read, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was empty, a formless mass cloaked in darkness. And the Spirit of God was hovering over its surface.” Sometimes our lives seem to be formless and empty. It has often been said that life happens while we are making other plans. There isn’t a person alive that doesn’t have dreams and hopes. These dreams and hopes are for good things, not pain and despair. Yet, life brings us both the good and the bad.

Have you ever noticed that we go to the doctors and undergo tests with the expectation of a good report? Yet, we don’t always get good reports. Sometimes the report is bad, sometimes it is devastating, and like our verse above life suddenly seems empty and dark. Hope is replaced with despair and worry. What was thought to be known in one moment is gone the next. Our hopes, dreams and plans for tomorrow can be gone in an instant.

Paul states in Romans 8:28-29 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn, with many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And he gave them right standing with himself, and he promised them his glory. The promise of this passage is that God can take the chaos of life and bring beauty out of it. The question is really about trust. Do we trust Him enough that in spite of the darkness, despite the emptiness, and despite the feelings of despair that we can trust Him enough to believe that even in this, He has a plan, and his plan has my good in mind.

We each need to remember that God brings order out of chaos, and creates beauty out of ashes. The problem is that we get our eyes on the problem and not the problem solver. The question is simple, what are your eyes focused upon? Think about it.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

YOU BRING OUT THE SIPIRTUAL PART OF MOST PROBLEMS ,BUT IT ALSO TAKES WARRIORS TO CARRY THE WORDS AND FINISH THE WORKS.AS JESUS HIM SELF DID. HE TAUGHT HIS 12 AROUND HIM,BUT HE KNEW HE WOULD DIE FOR IT. HE TOLD THEM TO CARRY OUT HIS WORKS THUR THE USE OF THE WORDS HE TAUGHT. THEIR REWARDS ALSO WAS A HORRIBLE DEATH. KEEP THE FAITH AND SPREADING THE GOOD WORDS. ENOUGH SAID.

Anonymous said...

I so look forward to waking up to your holy spirit-inspired comments each Friday morning! Trusting God is the most important thing we can do in life, but it's not always easy given our human nature. Blessings to you for your ministry here on Solomon's!

Hobbes said...

Trust in Thor....God of Thunder!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ever since this Think About It column sermonized about the dildine, I have been a fan and even a convert! A couple years ago Jim the blog owner ran a picture of the gospel quartet, The Singing Dildines. That was even more over the top. Where is that picture????? I cannot find it when I browse for it. Classic!

Anonymous said...

There is this album, but it is not gospel.
http://www.gentlewind.com/gw1017.htm