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.

    Seek My Face

    Monday, June 08, 2015

    Here we are going into the sixth month of 2015 and I want to ask you how are you doing in balancing life and ministry? Are you staying focused spiritually? Life is full of so many challenges that it can be overwhelming at times, and it seems easier to worry than to trust, doesn’t it?

    I want to share a devotional with you about seeking God’s face, and I pray you will let go of the worry and “trust” Him.

    Seek My Face, and you will find not only My Presence but also My Peace. To receive My Peace, you must change your grasping, controlling stance to one of openness and trust. The only thing you can grasp without damaging your soul is My hand. Ask My Spirit within you to order your day and control your thoughts, for the mind controlled by the Spirit is Life and Peace.

    You can have as much of Me and My Peace as you want, through thousands of correct choices each day. The most persistent choice you face is whether to trust Me or to worry. You will never run out of things to worry about, but you can choose to trust Me no matter what. I am an ever-present help in trouble. Trust Me, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

    Hebrews 12:3 “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

    As humans, and especially women, it is hard not to worry. But life would be so much easier and more pleasant if we would just “trust” Him and “turn off” the worrying. I pray you will grasp this truth and totally depend on Him to meet your every need!

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