When Nothing Works

Do you ever have those moments truly–can I just be honest for a few, when nothing works!
Reading doesn’t work;
Writing doesn’t work;
Crying doesn’t work;
Fasting doesn’t work;
All the prayer in the world from you and others over you… still don’t work.

That’s when you just have to GO THROUGH IT!

I am sure a few of us like me just had to “just go through it….”

Why else would He write down plain for us, WHEN YOU GO….

When you go through deep waters,
    I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
    you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
    you will not be burned up;
    the flames will not consume you.
Isaiah 43: 2 NLT

So this clearly tells us–there will be moments in life when nothing works. You just gotta go through it.  It is deep, it is difficult, it is oppression–but we won’t be consumed by it. Only because God is with us and He cannot be consumed. God is Sovereign.  He is sovereign over our situation.  He is sovereign over our darkness. He is sovereign over pain and any of our problems.

Just ride it out. Wing it. Do it. Go through. Eventually all will pass and we move onto the next thing of life so quickly.  What are we going to do reacting to something we cannot change?

It’s only for a moment.

Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day. For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]!
2 Corinthians 4:16-17

This is actually producing for us. This is giving us our own personal powerful purpose in God that is specific to us.  Everything will fall into place and everything will eventually make sense. Even if it doesn’t now, it will…

Maybe you are still asking why the sudden loss? The job, the person, the finances, the relationships, the credibility, the peace, the joy, the love…. sometimes in one fell swoop we are down to nothing. This is where we have to dig deep beyond our torn emotional realm to tap into the spiritual realm where there is plenty to carry us through.

As I am just coming back from a life changing retreat in the very presence of God, the attacks, blows and punches of life are still coming my way. Every day things will hurt a lot less as I keep pressing in that spiritual realm. God knows all things and made me unique.  He loves me beyond measure and beyond anything on this earth. He will uplift me for all the world to see –that when nothing else worked, He did just fine. He never left me. Even through my own madness. I love that about God.

When all else has fallen or failed, He is the one that will always remain. So let’s just be still. Let’s press to keep our soul calm. Sometimes saying nothing works wonders. You didn’t get it, well God will give it to you. You weren’t thought of, well God is thinking of you always. He will give you the BEST things for your life. He loves to work on a ground that seems useless. This is where pure power is displayed.

With love,
Christina ❤

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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