In the Chaos by Hannah Zaretsky

Good morning, my dear, sweet sisters. I want to start by saying that  I am so grateful to be in these times and seasons with you all. The fall is quickly approaching, although you wouldn’t know it here in Skokie, IL. It’s unusually warm this week. I find myself longingly looking at my sweaters and then reaching for my shorts. I am a southern California girl at heart, so this really feels a bit more like the falls I grew up with.

I wanted to share with you an insight I was given this last week. I am doing a bible study, and we are in Genesis. I am forever amazed at how alive God’s word is. No matter how many times I’ve read this book, the Holy Spirit is there, ready to show me something new.

Let’s look at this passage together: Genesis 1:2 “Now the earth was chaos and waste, darkness was on the surface of the deep, and the Ruach Elohim was hovering upon the surface of the water.”

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I actually love the tree of life version of this verse because it paints a very clear picture of the void. I’ve never been very drawn to this picture, wanting to jump to the good stuff, but there is a sweet reminder here for us in verse 2. In the chaos and waste, the Ruach Elohim was hovering. Then it hit me. In my chaos and waste, in my dark places, God’s very breath is hovering. How beautiful a thing! That even in the midst of my chaos and wasted time, in the darkness of Facebook and Hallmark movies, YOU are!

His very breath is hovering over my heart. He is close. His breath is breathing life into everything we do and say.  At times I find myself longing for more of God, and yet, I have to stop and remind my heart that He is here. I need the eyes of my heart to see that the same God who hovered over the deep darkness is hovering over me. May we not be undone by the little things in this season. Find time to be present and enjoy the sweet gift of the Ruach Elohim.

Enjoy this song that Hannah wrote:


Hannah Zaretsky is the CEO of Estate Management (stay at home super mom of 4 kids) and has been married for 10 years to her husband Jeremiah. Hannah and Jeremiah were leading worship together even before they got married. Hannah attended Revolution School in St. Louis, MO to study worship and technology. It was there that she discovered the gift of singing the heart of God back to His people. Hannah has a particular desire to be a minister to the ministers and through worship, to bring healing to the broken-hearted.  Hannah and Jeremiah have been worship leaders at Adat Hatikvah Messianic Synagogue for over 3 years.


One thought on “In the Chaos by Hannah Zaretsky

  1. Thank you Hannah for this blog and your song. They have both ministered to my heart. To take time to remember that God is in the midst of my chaos and darkness is what I needed to hear today.

    Thank you.


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