The heavens are yours and the earth is yours; everything in the world is yours – you created it all. Psalm 89:11
“In the beginning. God created the heavens and earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters” (Genesis 1:1 –2). It’s an amazing thing to think about: From black nothingness, from utter disorder, a universe began to take shape at the sound of the Creator’s voice: “Let there be…”
But that was a long time age. What does creation have to do with your life? Creation isn’t something that ended in the book of Genesis. God is always creating. He is always bringing order out of chaos, always bringing something good out of raw materials that don’t appear to have much potential. “[God] is before all things, and in Him all things hold together” (Colossian 1:17). God isn’t only the Creator. He is the Sustainer, too.
That should be good news to a student. Between class and clubs and jobs, dating and parents, things can seem pretty chaotic and disorderly for somebody at your stage of life. you may not know what you’re going to do with the rest of your life. you may feel like a nothing. You may feel “formless and empty.” God can speak into a life like that. He can make something good out of the pieces of your life, however chaotic they may seem to you. The created world can teach you a lot about the God who created it. A thunderstorm speaks of His awe-inspiring power. A sunflower speaks of His beauty, His craftsmanship, His attention to detail. A finch sings of His creativity. A platypus shows His sense of humor. But the biblical account of creation teaches another important lesson: God the Creator stands outside His creation and is not subject to its laws. In the universe you live in, nothing can come from nothing. But in the creation. God created everything out of sheer nothingness. Try getting your mind around that. And if God can create a whole universe out of nothing. He can make something beautiful out of your life too. Sometimes it looks like your world is spinning into chaos, like it’s physically impossible that your situation could get better. But “physically impossible” means nothing to the God who isn’t subject to physical laws – indeed, who invented physical laws. Chaos is just raw material for God.
What Matters Most…
God’s creative power. He can bring order out of the most chaotic life.
God’s creative work. Look around; the earth declares His glory.
God’s creative problem solving. He’ll surprise you.
God’s sustaining hand. He’s constantly tending to the creation.
What Doesn’t Matter…
The feeling that everthing’s falling apart. God the creator is God the Sustainer, too.
The seeming impossibility of your problems. God created the universe out of nothing: He can help you untangle your mess.
Feeling of despair. Maybe you can’t see a solution, but God can.
Dead ends. God can give you a fresh start.
The seeming randomness of the world. God is still in control.
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t been listening? GOD doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. Isaiah 40:28
God decided to give us life through the word of truth to make us his most important creatures. James 1:18 God’s word
Everything comes from the Lord. All things were made because of him and will return to him. Praise the Lord forever. Romans 11:36
Ever since God created the world, his invisible qualities, both his eternal power and his divine nature, have been clearly seen; they are perceived in the things that God has made. So those people have no excuse at all! Romans 1:20
God is God. Because He is God, He IS worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to. Elisabeth Elliot
He who governed the world before I was born shall take care of it likewise when I am dead. My part is to improve the present moment. John Wesley