“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
Where are you Lord in the darkness? Why hast thou abandoned me? Will I see you again? Are you still there? Some questions our hearts cries out and our soul echoes. Where could he be? I wonder also! But Genesis 1 gives me a new perspective today, a truth to hold on to.
You see, being in the dark does not mean God doesn’t exist. Being in a dark, confusing and chaotic situation does not eradicate the existence of God. Even with the chaos of today’s world, the xenophobic attacks, the rapes, the wars and the ceaseless arguments… even with all of this darkness, we might be left to wonder, is God still here? Yes he is.
In the beginning, the world was formless, empty and in darkness. But even in that darkness, the spirit of God was still hovering over the waters. Because, darkness doesn’t eradicate God. The God who exists by himself, the independent God was right there in the darkness! Tell me, what type of darkness have you been in? Or are you still in? Are you wondering if God is still with you there?
Check out Isaiah 50:10 then
“Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant?
Let the one who walks in the dark,who has no light,
trust in the name of the Lord
and rely on their God.
The purpose of this article is to silence the question and argument that God Almighty isn’t with you in dark and trying situations. He is! Isaiah 50 says, when we do walk in the dark, we can trust in the NAME OF THE LORD! We can rely on our God. Because even right there, his presence is more than enough for us and he remains our ever-present help in times of trouble. (Psalm 46:1)
The truth is, no matter how dark the night is or has been…
No matter how formless your world seems…
No matter how empty you feel….
When the earth was formless, empty and dark, the spirit of the Lord was right there hovering over the waters… and that same spirit is hovering all around you, over you, right now. So hold on to this comfort from the creation story. Trust that God will never leave nor forsake you because his love is simply too big for that. If that isn’t enough for you….
SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENED…
Genesis 1:3 “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light”
Our God spoke light into being!
The truth is, darkness has no power over God! And so has no power over you!
Even before Jesus gave us the convincing proof of this with his death, the very beginning of creation already told us of it.
Psalm 30:5b says,
“Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
Darkness doesn’t have a final say over your life, it never has and it never will. Why? Because God is speaking light into being. God is speaking light into your life right now. Taking your garment of mourning and giving you one of praise. Darkness may show its face, but it can never be the end of the story.
As Isaiah 50:10 says, now is not the time to lose hope, now is not the time to wonder, now is the time to trust God and keep on trusting God till the very end. Now is the time to keep hoping and trusting in the light that he is sure to bring.
God would never fail us. (1 Chronicles 28:20)