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If things aren’t going well
Pastor Mike Novotny
by Pastor Mike Novotny
June 2, 2024

If things aren’t going well in this season of your spiritual life, I want to grieve with you. And I want to quote God to encourage you:

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10,11).

Sometimes failure makes us feel like the Word is not working. But God often is working in ways our eyes cannot see.

If someone told you that snow produces grain, you might laugh. The snow falls and sits and melts and … nothing. But beneath the surface, the melted snow is soaking into the soil and preparing the ground for the seeds that are soon to come.

Your journey with Christian living is like that. You might not see immediate results. All these devotions about God’s love and the power of prayer might not produce instant change. But God swears that his Word “will not return to me empty.”

Yesterday’s message might be exactly what you need two months from now. Last week’s devotion might pop into your head in a fierce moment of temptation or a lonely evening of self-loathing. The Word is working. It has to. God said it.

And God never lies to his children.