Believing What God Says: The Creation Story and Beyond

March 30, 2020 |
Creation and Beyond

The story of God creating the world is, in my opinion, one of the coolest stories in the Bible.

God took nothing and He made something from it—how amazing is that?!

There was literally nothing, only God, and He decided that He was going to express His overwhelming love through creation.

I encourage you, when you have a moment, to spend some time in Genesis 1, reading through it line by line, and imagining what that might have looked or felt like.

The creation story always inspires awe, wonder, and gratitude in me.

God begins creating to His heart’s content. He creates light, water, land, earth, animals, plants, and people in spectacular fashion. Here’s one of those verses:

And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

Genesis 1:6-8 (NIV)

And It Was So…

Did you notice in the middle of those verses is the phrase “and it was so”?

To me, this is one of the most powerful verses in the entire Bible.

During this story, God speaks and a thing happens.

He says “light be” and the light exists.

The light doesn’t argue with Him or suggest an alternate plan. The light doesn’t think that it would work better if it was done another way or claim that certain conditions would be more favorable for the light to be. The light didn’t say it wasn’t in the mood to be and that God should try again later—He spoke and it existed. It was that simple.

God Hasn’t Changed

The Bible tells us that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, which gives me incredible hope. This means that the power in God’s words didn’t diminish as time moved from the Old Testament into the New Testament and into our lives today. His voice and His words are just as powerful as they were when He was first creating the world.

The creation story helps me to have faith that God’s word is true, binding, and irrevocable, even when the world doesn’t look as I wish it to.

God calls me “worthy” which remains true no matter how I feel on any given day.

He says that I’m His daughter and when I long to run away from Him, my title isn’t revoked.

Jesus’s words “it is finished,” stay true even though I still struggle.

The creation story and beyond...

For me, the creation story reminds me that God is good and faithful. Even though things rarely look how I want to, I can trust His Word and count it as truth.

This means that when Jesus’s work on the cross was done, it was truly finished. We don’t have to do anything else or struggle and toil for a relationship with God—that’s completed, we just have to walk in what He’s done. All of His promises are true and when He calls us His children, we are His, even when our world doesn’t look as picturesque as we might like.

The story of creation is the beginning of a wonderful love story that’s still being written by our God who we can trust. This story is an opportunity to put our faith in Him a little more—I pray that we believe His words even when our circumstances don’t match up, knowing that He is working for our good and His glory.

Let’s lean on Him today, seeing our circumstances through His Word and not the other way around.

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3 Comments

  • Reply valerie riese March 30, 2020 at 10:52 am

    I love this, Sarah! It amazes me also how the universe was simply born from God’s word. And He gave us some of His power in scripture. I don’t think most of us truly realize the power of Scripture, but I do know that when I speak it or even listen to it, the room changes.
    Oh- And I wish I could be as obedient and trusting as the light. Stop asking questions and just BE because He said so.
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  • Reply Touya Kelley March 30, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you Sarah! This is exactly what I needed today. This part really stood out to me “The creation story helps me to have faith that God’s word is true, binding, and irrevocable, even when the world doesn’t look as I wish it to. ”

    With so much going on in the world , especially at this time, we can feel overwhelmed, drained, and weak – though we love God. This wonderful reminder that He hasn’t changed, no matter what’s happening in our lives right now is so encouraging.
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  • Reply Donna Reidland April 8, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Man has wasted a lot of time and imagination trying to figure out how the universe came to be when God has already told us. What we believe about creation tells us everything about who we believe God is. I love the book of Genesis beginning with the creation story!
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