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.

    Trust Me

    Monday, April 05, 2021

    I have a question for you today. How hard is it for even a pastor’s wife to trust God? My answer is, “Just as hard as it is for any other Christian.” There are times it is easy to trust and other times when we are going through “stuff” it may be hard to trust.

    I would like to share a devotional from Jesus Calling that talks about this subject and pray it will be a blessing to you.

    If you learn to trust Me – really trust Me – with your whole being, then nothing can separate you from My Peace. Everything you endure can be put to good use by allowing it to train you in trusting Me. This is how you foil the works of evil, growing in grace through the very adversity that was meant to harm you. Joseph was a prime example of this divine reversal, declaring to his brothers: “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.”

    Do not fear what this day, or any day, may bring your way. Concentrate on trusting Me and on doing what needs to be done. Relax in My sovereignty, remembering that I go before you, as well as with you, into each day. Fear no evil, for I can bring good out of every situation you will ever encounter.

    Remember no matter what you are going through or will go through, it is for your good. We can take the hard “ministry stuff” and use it for good by coming alongside someone else who is going through something similar, or just allow God to mold us and stretch us through His Divine plan.

    A verse I  have always claimed during the hard times is – Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” We may not understand it or like it, but we can trust Him!



    Testing... Testing... Have you ever noticed that the word “testimony”...

    read more

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

    Pin It on Pinterest