Stop trying. Stop forcing reality. Learn the mystery of surrender and trust, and then it will be done unto you, through you, with you, in you, and, very often, in spite of you. You could say that God’s only-and-forever pattern is creatio ex nihilo; Yahweh is always “creating something out of nothing.” Christian words for the same eternal pattern are “resurrection” or “grace.” All three concepts point to the same thing—that God “brings the dead to life and calls into being what does not exist” (Romans 4:17). You could call it God’s primary job description.
— from the book Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality by Richard Rohr, OFM, page 95