We all have our days where we just aren't feeling it.
There's just enough stuff going on in life that is causing frustration and angst; we don't feel like getting much done, nor going anywhere, or doing anything. Even work feels particularly dreadful.
There's a wide range of states of existence on the depression/anxiety spectrum and while it can be hard to differentiate at times if we are simply bummed, depressed or having an off day, the bottom line is that life happens to us all and any day can be a battle. Even for pastors and their spouses and families.
Yet as I thought about the Petra's song, For All Your Worth, I was reminded once again, that we are simply dust. Our worth is not in our body or the external possessions that fill our lives. Our body is the 39 cent box.
Our identity, hope and strength is found in Christ... our worth is in our soul and spirit; which transcends the time in which we have a body that breathes. From the highest head of state to the lowliest of one on the street, God values our worth as His creation and our soul for which He gave up His Son that we might have fellowship with Him.
While the struggle is real, it truly is a sad thought that we allow the temporal to so often stand in the way of the eternal importance and worth of who we are... from the pew to the pulpit.
Pray, this #associatePastorTuesday, for those pastors and church leaders struggling... with depression and anxiety; and even a sense that may yet be unknown, of who they are in Christ. May the be encouraged and strengthened by the love and grace of Almighty God. For those who have bought even a fraction of the lie of the enemy, that they are not loved and valued; pray such thoughts and temptations of thought be cast down. Pray a refreshing and renewal of the mind through the washing of the Word of God. Pray for wisdom, in conversations with family and friends and those who help them through this process and time in their lives. May their ministries not be derailed or detoured, but arise stronger and greater because of the miraculous healing of God in their hearts, minds and spirits.
Be of good cheer,
For greater is He who is in you
Than he that is in the world.
And Christ has overcome the world
Therefore, we are overcomers in Him.
For the glory of God.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.