Purposeful Faith

Something Out of Nothing

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)


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Kelly, a fun-loving, active and spunky mom of two rambunctious toddlers, spends her days pushing swings, changing diapers and pursuing the Lord with all her heart. Called a "Cheerleader of Faith", Kelly's greatest desire is to help women live passionately, purposefully and unencumbered for the Lord.

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  • Thank you! I feel like you went through that experience so that you could encourage me with this message.

  • Thank you. This did it for me. Reminded me that I may not know the plan but there is one and He knows it. What’s more, through faith, He’ll walk in front, showing me the way. Thank you Kelly. Your posts, through the Spirit, have often supported and strengthened me.

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