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Davidisms - God is the Only One That Can Make Something from Nothing

I am going to teach you a fancy Latin term today. Ex nihilo. It means “from nothing.” This is the message of Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”


God spoke the world into existence. But before that, nothing existed.


With a word, God created the heavens and the earth from nothing. He did not need a single thing to create this universe.


As humans, we always need matter to create something new. A table must be made from trees. Streets need asphalt or concrete to be paved. Buildings need metal and wood to be built.


But God. God needs nothing to create. He created the sky, the trees, the animals, and humanity ex nihilo. All from nothing. What a miracle!


Do you have a hopeless situation today? Where it seems like nothing is going to change? Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward? Ask God for a miracle. He is the God of the impossible (Matthew 19:26).


With one word, God can change a hopeless situation. With one word, he can bring hope to your hopelessness. He can create beauty for ashes. A garment of praise for a spirit of despair (Isaiah 61:3).


Maybe you read this and still feel hopeless, thinking that God has nothing to work with to even begin to create something new in your life. Remember, that doesn’t matter. Even if he has nothing to work with, he can create something beautiful ex nihilo. From nothing.


Trust him today. God is the only one who can make something from nothing.


And make it beautiful in the process.

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