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, July 09, 2018

    As we begin another week, I want us to talk about a topic that we are all guilty of and that is “worry.” As pastors’ wives sometimes we allow people to put unrealistic expectations on us and sometimes we put them on ourselves. And as a result, we worry about what people think of us,  worry about a storm our family is going through, worry that God isn’t going to take care of the situation or even try to take control of the situation ourselves. This list could go on and on of the things we may be guilty of worrying about.

    Remember you are God’s girl and He knows what is best for you. Stop trying to be “the perfect pastors’ wife.” She doesn’t exist! Stop worrying about situations, stop worrying about what people think, stop worrying about your kids, stop worrying about the person that has hurt you. Turn all of these things over to the One that is in control and loves you beyond belief.

    My devotion recently spoke to this topic and I would like to share it with you.

    I, the Creator of the universe, am with you and for you. what more could you need? When you feel some lack, it is because you are not connecting with Me at a deep level. I offer abundant Life; your part is to trust Me, refusing to worry about anything. 

    It is not so much adverse events that make you anxious as it is your thoughts about those events. Your mind engages in efforts to take control of a situation, to bring about the result you desire. Your thoughts close in on the problem like ravenous wolves Determined to make things go your way, you forget that I am in charge of your life. The only remedy is to switch your focus from the problem to My Presence. Stop all your striving, and watch to see what I will do. I am the Lord!

    I pray you will allow God to take control of all your situations!

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

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