Foundations of Life (1)

In the beginning God. (Genesis 1:1a)

Do you ever have sudden moments of panic or disorientation? Or you just feel plain scared? You just wonder who you are and what is going on. At these moments, by God’s grace, I often just remember in the beginning God. God is. As he told Moses, “I AM THAT I AM” (Exodus 3:14a CSB). He is the foundation of reality. He is. Why is there something rather than nothing? In the beginning God. Why am I here? In the beginning God. How can I know anything? In the beginning God. Where am I going and what am I to do? It all starts with in the beginning God. There is more to the story, as we find out in Genesis through Revelation. But sometimes we just need to remember that no matter what is going on or how stressful life can be when I look at the sky, blue or cloudy or dark and starry, I remember: in the beginning God. Then I can breathe again and find that peace that passes all understanding right there within me guarding my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. (See Isaiah 41:10 and Philippians 4:4-7 for more comfort.)

About Joseph V. (Josh) Carmichael

Board Certified Chaplain. Ordained Minister. Adjunct Professor. Writer. Husband to my dear wife. Father of six young men. (PhD, SBTS; MDiv, RTS; MBA, UA)
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