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.

    Get out of That Pit

    Monday, September 19, 2016

    Do you ever feel like you are in a pit and you just can’t get out? Many times as pastors’ wives we find ourselves in a pit and we don’t know what to do to get ourselves out; we just feel stuck. And we certainly can’t talk to anyone about it because after all we are the Pastor’s wife and how could we be in a pit?

    I want to recommend a book that I have found very helpful during those times of being in a pit. Get out of That Pit by Beth Moore is an excellent read. Here is a description of the book:

    In Get out of That Pit, Beth Moore admits she wasn’t just a visitor; this former pit-dweller had to be delivered from acres of life-accumulated dirt, bone-chilling darkness, spirit-deadening anger, heart-breaking desperation and mind-numbing confusion. And the permanent lessons she learned in her desperation should be lessons of hope for all of us.

    While she deeply empathizes with the hows and whys of life in the “pit,” Beth continually points readers to the deliverance that awaits. Deliverance is for everyone, she proclaims – no matter how you got stuck, no matter how long you’ve been down, whether you think you deserve it or not. And in her straight-talking but loving style, she reminds readers that deliverance can begin for them this very day.

    There are so many times we can get stuck in a pit and maybe don’t even realize how we got there. A pit doesn’t have to be some kind of a horrific sin, it can be the pit of discouragement, loneliness, frustration, anger, hurt and the list could go on and on. If you find yourself in a pit that you may be stuck in, I want to encourage you to seek God’s direction on helping you get out. Also, get this book and as you read through it allow what Beth shares to speak to you and help you see there is hope in getting out of your pit.

    The pit stinks and it affects everyone around us. The pit is not a fun place to live, but many times we feel hopeless and think there is no way out. But there is a way out and God doesn’t want you to live there, so allow Him to help you get out.

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