“Behold, for my own welfare I had great bitterness; But You have kept my soul from the pit of nothingness, For You have hurled all my sins behind Your back. Isaiah 38:17
One afternoon, my wife and I walked along the beach despite the fog, and we could see nothing about 30 metres ahead.
We looked at the sea, and we couldn’t see the horizon, as you can see in the photo above. It seems the waves are rolling from out of nowhere.
The afternoon sun created the monochromatic blue and gloom.
We stood for a moment and reflected on the foggy sea.
The scene is an illustration of nothingness.
There is an eerie sense of quietness. Everything is monotone.
You gaze further, and you can only imagine an ethereal expanse of nothing.
No wonder some who were caught on an unfamiliar trail would be confused and lost in the presence of thick fog, literally and figuratively.
We thank the Lord God for keeping us out of the pit of nothingness.
Make bitterness a season of testing, a vital ingredient towards spiritual growth and maturity. Treat it like the fog that eventually dissolves.
Sin quickly discourages us not to continue with our faith journey. The world accuses us of our unworthiness.
Praise God, for He has cast away our sins behind! The Lord God has taken our souls out of the pit of nothingness.
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own because Christ Jesus has made me his own (Philippians 3:12).
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”Joshua 1:9