The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Gen. 1:2 NKJ)
The Hebrew words translated as “without form, and void” in the scripture above are toho va boho. Toho means “without form,” va means “and,” and boho means “void.” Verse 3 of the same chapter brings hope and says, “God said.”
The same God who spoke to the chaotic mess of Gen. 1:2 is still speaking today. Paul said, “For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Cor. 4:6 NKJ.)
There are moments in life when what was beautiful and full of life suddenly becomes toho va boho. Everything is blissful with your family and all of a sudden, it becomes so shapeless that you can no longer identify it. It is then full of emptiness and nothing seems to be worth anything anymore.
Or maybe it is your own personal life, or your financial state, or your business, that is in chaos. You were not brought up this way, but here you are in a state of toho va boho. Your life has become shapeless and empty to the point that you cannot even identify your life or find any meaning to it.
Yet there is hope. The same Word that changed the formlessness and emptiness of Gen. 1:2 is still well and alive today, and it is able to speak to the chaotic mess that is your life and bring order to it.
How did God change the mess of Gen. 1:2 into the beauty of heaven and earth that we see today? See Gen. 1:2-3.
APPLY THE WORD
Use the Word to change your life today. Stir up the Spirit by praying and by speaking and acting on the Word over your life.
Ask the Lord to help you rebuild anything that has become a mess in your life right now.
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