A Day in the Life of a Pastor – Plowing Through

Have you ever had one of those days? Weeks? And it is going to get busier?

Welcome to my week. Yes, pastors have those weeks too.

Before this sounds like a “whine-a-thon” and I begin calling for the “whaaaambulance,” let me share a thought.

Lamentations 3:22-24English Standard Version (ESV)

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a]
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”

No matter how your week is going, here is what I love about being in a relationship with God. Each morning is a new beginning. Even if you wake up with the same situations or problems, God’s love never ceases. Nor does the opportunity for Him to do something great. I love the last line. My hope is in Him. If He is truly omnipotent, all powerful and a God who loves us, that means I can tap into that relationship and He has all the ability to change my situation.

For example, I went home feeling crummy yesterday. Two days of meetings and strategizing for our small group kick off was wearing me out. I was in bed from 5pm – 5am. I had to miss First Steps at GFC and I love that class. My grandson was over and I had to stay away from him. I have some really important meetings this week and things that need to get done. When I woke up this morning, these verses ran in my head in the form of a children’s song I learned when I went to a little church in 5th grade. So simple, yet so powerful. God’s word is true. I feel better this morning. Go run a marathon…no. Go do what needs to be done today…yes.

How is your week going? Better yet, what is your trust and hope in today? Mine is in One who is bigger, stronger and more than able to help me push through.

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