By Rodetta Cook

Rodetta Cook has been a pastor’s wife for over 40 years. She and her husband, Ron, have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. She understands the expectations, loneliness and how hard it is to find balance in ministry as a pastor’s wife. Rodetta also leads the pastor’s wives initiative at Care for Pastors called The Confidante and ministers to hundreds of wives each week. She strives to share blogs with other pastors’ wives that will help them in their ministry walk.

    A Problem Free Life

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    Do you ever wish you had a problem-free life? I know there are times I find myself wishing that, but then I come back to reality and remind myself that is not possible here on this earth. My devotional spoke to this recently and I would like to share it with you today.

    Give up the illusion that you deserve a problem-free life. Part of you is still hungering for the resolution of all difficulties. This is a false hope! As I told My disciples, in the world you will have trouble. Link your hope not to problem solving in this life but to the promise of an eternity of problem-free life in heaven. Instead of seeking perfection in this fallen world, pour your energy into seeking Me: the Perfect One.

    It is possible to enjoy Me and glorify Me in the midst of adverse circumstances. In fact, My Light shines most brightly through believers who trust Me in the dark. That kind of trust is supernatural: a production of My indwelling Spirit. When things seem all wrong, trust Me anyway. I am much less interested in right circumstances than in right responses to whatever comes your way.

    I truly believe God is more interested in how we handle our situations than the situation itself. I pray we will not strive for a perfect or problem-free life, but strive to be more Christ-like in our reactions to our situations.

    I love a quote from Tony Evans, “Your greatest lessons in faith are often learned in the dark.” Remember God is more interested in our responses to the situation.

    We are here to come alongside you in any way we can. Please allow us to do so.

    Help us continue providing resources of care for pastors and their families.

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