Hope Found

You ever have those seasons in life where everything just seems to be going wrong? But what about when everything is actually going right? You feel like it is just too good to be true. Can you hold onto this newfound hope?
You must. You have finally arrived at this place where it’s a sweet spot. God is allowing you to experience some goodness. Don’t feel guilty, torn, doubtful or fearful. Just ride it out and enjoy it. You deserve it.
You deserve laughter. You deserve love. You deserve good times. Listen –no one is going to understand your story but you, so just celebrate it. Unapologetically and undeniably. This season is yours.

Bold power and glorious majesty are wrapped around her
as she laughs with joy over the latter days.
Proverbs 31:25 [The Passion Translation]

A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 [New Living Translation]

It is a season for you to laugh, to have joy and experience the goodness of God that He has given you so much.  You can dance and have a great time doing it.

We just celebrated our 21st year anniversary — 28 years together and that is what we did.  We had such a great time with family and friends.  I literally woke up still laughing with that song in my head, “I wanna dance with somebody” by Whitney Houston.  I was imagining the girls just surrounded with each other, letting go and letting themselves relax and unwind.  It was necessary and so well deserved by each one.  I can almost feel and hear all their individual stories where they each had to fight fiercely for that smile.  So well deserved.

You deserve joy! This is where are hope is found.  It’s a beautiful thing. You know you spent enough days crying –c’mon know those are facts of life!

Just have FUN again! You know how and you know the way, especially when God has made you free. Love life –love who God made you to be and the season that your in today no matter what.  Hope can be found.  Your life should be celebrated.  You came this far.  Now let loose and enjoy all the good parts about your life.  So when you feel like you are going down that rabbit hole and thinking about all the things that gone wrong.  Think about all the things that went RIGHT!

No one can celebrate the journey you took the way that you only know how. 🙂 Be blessed because you ARE.

With love,


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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