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.

    Are You Depending on Him?

    Monday, May 18, 2015

    As we continue in ministry, there are days that seem we just can’t keep going. We struggle with balancing life and ministry. We struggle to stay on track with our quiet time. We struggle in dealing with people. We just become tired and worn down.

    When you get to that place, what do you do? I pray you come to the point where you just empty yourself of “self” and ask God to fill your cup again. When we get off track spiritually, everything seems bigger than it really is. I pray the following devotional will speak to you in this area:

    I am leading you along this high road, but there are descents as well as ascents. In the distance you see snow-covered peaks glistening in brilliant sunlight. Your longing to reach those peaks is good, but you must not take shortcuts. Your assignment is to follow Me, allowing Me to direct your path. Let the heights beckon you onward, but stay close to Me.

    Learn to trust Me when things go “wrong.” Disruptions to your routine highlight your dependence on Me. Trusting acceptance of trials brings blessings that far outweigh them all. Walk hand in hand with Me through this day. I have lovingly planned every inch of the way. Trust does not falter when the path becomes rocky and steep. Breathe deep draughts of My Presence, and hold tightly to My hand. Together we can make it!

    As you depend on Him to get you through whatever you are facing, remember He has promised to go with you every inch of the way. Even when we don’t understand, we know He has a plan. During those times claim Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” We don’t have to understand, but we can trust Him that He knows what is best for us.


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