Do you wander in the vast expanse of the heavens? Does your hopelessness and despair feel like it could fill a mighty chasm? Does the darkness seem like it has no end? These are just some words to describe hopelessness. Hopelessness is a form of hell, perhaps the closest thing to hell that humans can experience this side of eternity.
The only cure for hopelessness is to find something bigger than the heavens in which you wander. If hopelessness fills the human soul, and the soul is larger than the mightiest sea, one needs something to displace it. In order to displace something, the object displacing must be larger than the subject being displaced. Do you know that God holds the universe in His hand? It does not contain Him, it is contained by Him. It is maintained by Him. He is the order of the universe. Without His Spirit, then chaos would reign.
In Genesis 1 we see clues to the dreadful state of the human soul untouched by God.
Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
Now the Greek word for form is to-hoo. The meaning of this word is "From an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain: - confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness." To be untouched by God is to be a thing of desolation, a desert, a place of confusion a wasteland and a wilderness. The Bible also tells us that to be untouched by God is to be " void." The Greek word for void is bo-hoo, very similar to " form." It means to be empty. So we see the state of the man who is untouched by God..............
Gen 1:2 and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
Outside of a touch from God, men wander in darkness and chaos without purpose. This is a place of desolation, a place of darkness. Yet glory be to God, we can be touched by Him. Gen 1:2-3 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
When the Spirit of God touches a man then that man is no longer empty, confused and desolate. Order replaces chaos. Light replaces darkness. Life springs out of death. Hope is born. A desert becomes a fertile valley. Will you seek Gods touch today? Will you invite order in? Will you let the light of the world quench the darkness of your soul? He awaits your response with longing. He created you and He longs for you to come and be touched by Him. Cry out to Jesus with a heart that longs to be free from the emptiness of your life and He will come and fill the vast expanse of your empty soul.
A WANDERING STAR
You filled the aching longing
Of a lonely wandering star
You bridged a yawning chasm
When you saw me from afar
I heard your cry from darkness
And the blackness of the night
You cried " I've come to set you free."
"I've come to give you sight."
What could fill this aching longing?
What could bridge this vast expanse?
What could render sight to one so blind?
And cause dead feet to dance
Could hopelessness be turned to hope?
Could darkness turn to light?
Could sin be gone and sting no more?
And end this endless night
And soon enough I found it so
In Christ my risen King
The darkness fled from my lonely heart
A heart that now can sing
And hopelessness gave place to hope
His joy now fills my soul
The chasm bridged, the darkness light
His will became my only goal
So thank you Lord, you gave me sight
When you saw me from afar
You forgave my sins and set me free
No longer now a wandering star