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.

    What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    We all have bad or hard days and sometimes more often than we would like. I want to recommend a small encouraging book by Holly Gerth, What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days. It has 52 encouraging truths to hold on to when we are having a hard day along with a journal at the end of each for us to journal what our hearts are saying to God and what God is saying to us.

    Here is the description on the back of the book:

    “We all have days that make us want to pull the covers back over our heads and eat a dozen cupcakes.

    Thankfully, Jesus said we don’t “live on bread alone”—that includes cupcakes—  “but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). What we really need is truth.

    If you’re tired, discouraged, or feel a little empty inside, my prayer is that by the end of our time together, you’ll be refreshed and nourished in a way that will sustain you through whatever the future may hold.

    Remember, you’re not alone, my friend. In this uplifting book, Holley Gerth invites you to be filled with the strength, peace, and joy that comes from God’s promises. Each of the 52 devotions based on the Psalms will help you remember that God is good and we’re all in this together.”

    I pray you will get this book and allow it speak to your heart and get you through those hard difficult days a little easier. Journaling is so important and I don’t always do a good job of it, but when I do, I am amazed at what God has been doing in my life as I read back over the journal.

    Remember we are here to help you on your journey in any way we can.

    Click here to purchase What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days on

    Note: As an added benefit to support this ministry, if you decide to purchase this resource (or others) using the above link, Care for Pastors will get 8% back from your entire purchase. There is no additional cost to you.


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