Order from Chaos

Genesis 1:1 (NIV®)       

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

The Bible does not give us the complete story of the origins of the earth. We’re simply told that God is the initiator. It does say the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the deep, that it was a chaotic place, and that God spoke and order began to emerge out of the chaos. The Bible is the story of God’s interaction with humanity, but there are many things we’re not told. It says on this side of eternity we will not see everything clearly, but a time is coming when we will. For now we know that God is the God of creation, but He will make all things new. He is the God of floods, but He is also the God of arks. He is the God who asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, but He is also the God who provided the ram. He is the God who put Goliath in the path of a young shepherd, but He is also the God who provided a sling with five smooth stones. God is almighty, the ruler over all things, and we can trust Him with our lives.


Have there been times in your life when God created order out of a chaotic situation? Perhaps you could begin recording those instances in a journal to refer to when you are facing trials in the future.


Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and the truth it reveals to me about Your character. Give me a longing desire to read my Bible to simply know You better. Thank You for Your Holy Spirit, given to me to teach me, convict me of sin, and to comfort me during times of suffering. Thank You that Your Word is full of wisdom for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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