God was leading me to attend an event. I didn’t want to attend, but, at the same time, I believed God wanted me there. It was freezing cold outside; I was warm inside my house. It took everything in me to pull myself off my chair and to head outside. But, desiring to be obedient, I did.
The only issue was — upon arrival, no one was there. The room was empty. Silent. Did I get the date wrong? Why Did God bring me here?
Absolutely nothing was going on.
I sat down on the one the chairs and said, “But God, I thought you had a plan for me to be here? I was trying to be obedient… But, nothing is here.”
At that moment, I was internally reminded of God’s biblical knack to bring something out of nothing…
The blind man can see nothing, but because of Jesus — He can now see something.
The lame can do nothing, but by just a few words, the man finds he can get up and do something.
Death brings Jesus to what appears to be nothing — yet resurrection life provides us something, everlasting life.
There, all alone in that room — I was reminded that our God takes what looks like nothing and can make it into something — brilliant, powerful and wonderful. Extremely life-changing.
What ‘nothing’ are you facing? Nothing much of a future? Nothing to look forward to? Nothing in your bank account? Nothing left to believe? Nothing left to give?
I don’t think Jesus is fazed by nothing like we are. He knows — He can always make it, something. Just like He did for me in this room.
What might begin to happen if you started to look, expectantly — at your nothing — with the firm belief that God could make it — something?
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Ro. 8:28)