Worry or Trust

As a pastor’s wife, do you spend more time worrying or trusting? Many times in our ministry life things can certainly seem out of control, which may cause us to have the tendency to worry. My devotion was on this topic recently and I would like to share it with you.

I am leading you, step by step, through your life. Hold My hand in trusting dependence, letting Me guide you through this day. Your future looks uncertain and feels flimsy–even precarious. That is how it should be. Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things. When you try to figure out the future, you are grasping at things that are Mine. This, like all forms of worry, is an act of rebellion: doubting My promises to care for you.

Whenever you find yourself worrying about the future, repent and return to Me. I will show you the next step forward, and the one after that, and the one after that. Relax and enjoy the journey in My Presence, trusting Me to open up the way before you as you go.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.

Many times we as women want to know and see the whole picture, but that is not what God has planned for us. He will show us one step at a time. Although we think it would be good for us to know the “big picture,” I believe it would scare us to death if God allowed us to know the future. Our finite minds are not made for that, so we need to learn to trust Him more!

We are here to walk with you on your ministry journey!

About 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.

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