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.

    Difficult Days

    Monday, February 22, 2016

    Have you been experiencing difficult days? Maybe days where you wondered where God was or why He was allowing a certain thing to happen. I want to share a devotional I had a few months back that reminds us that we need to learn to appreciate the difficult days. I pray it will speak to you no matter where you find yourself in life’s journey.

    Learn to appreciate difficult days. Be stimulated by the challenges you encounter along you way. As you journey through rough terrain with Me, gain confidence from your knowledge that together we can handle anything. This knowledge is comprised of  three parts: your relationship with Me, promises in the Bible, and past experiences of coping successfully during hard times.

    Look back on your life, and see how I have helped you through difficult days. If you are tempted to think, “Yes, but that was then, and this is now,” remember who I am! Although you and your circumstances may change dramatically, I remain the same throughout time and eternity. This is the basis of your confidence. In My Presence you live and move and have your being.

    I want to encourage you to journal on a daily basis. This is a great way to go back and remind ourselves of what God has been doing in our life and many times we forget unless we have written it down. Let’s make it a priority to keep a journal, so we can praise Him for his faithfulness more!

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