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.

    Stop Worrying

    Monday, November 02, 2015

    How many times do we tell ourselves, “Stop worrying about that?” I would say if you are like me, we find ourselves saying that more times than we want to admit. We say we have faith and that we are trusting God, but in our humanness we seem to take things back after giving them to Him, and we tend to worry. Or sometimes we disguise it by saying, “I’m not worried, just concerned.” And while that may be true some of the time, many times we really are worried. What wasted energy!

    Let the following devotional from “Jesus Calling” speak to your heart in this area:

    Stop worrying long enough to hear My voice. I speak softly to you, in the depths of your being. Your mind shuttles back and forth, hither and yon, weaving webs of anxious confusion. As my thoughts rise up within you, they become entangled in those sticky webs of worry. Thus, My voice is muffled, and you hear only “white noise.”

    Ask My Spirit to quiet your mind so that you can think My thoughts. This ability is an awesome benefit of being My child, patterned after My own image. Do not be deafened by the noise of the world or that of your own thinking. Instead, be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Sit quietly in My Presence, letting My thoughts reprogram your thinking.

    Let’s work on letting Him reprogram our minds! If yours doesn’t need reprogramming in this area, I am sure there is another area that needs to be reprogrammed.

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

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