Dear Pastor’s Wife,
October is Pastor’s Appreciation Month. I’m sure many of you have received cards and gifts as a token of thanks and appreciation for your faithful service to your congregation. But before the month comes to an end, I want to send a special message to you- the unsung heroes of ministry.
To you- the woman that toils alongside the man you love, but oftentimes gets overlooked and taken for granted because you aren’t the one in the pulpit every week.
If not for your support, your husband would not be able to fulfill the call of God on his life. You are his other half; the strength to his weakness and his biggest fan. You are his partner, his defender, his prayer warrior! You fill in the blanks, are the voice of reason and a soft place for his heart to land.
GOD SEES YOU!
He sees the countless hours you sacrifice for His people.
He sees when you put the needs of others before your own.
His heart rejoices when you cheerlead for your husband because he feels like he’s not good enough.
He notices when you are empty because you give so much, and He longs to fill you with His strength.
His heart is broken when you are hurt over not being able to meet someone’s unrealistic expectations.
He is with you on the days that you are lonely and frustrated, because your husband is putting out fires within the flock.
He sees you picking up the slack when your husband is overwhelmed.
He hears your cries when you don’t know what else to do.
He understands when you feel like you have nobody to pour your heart out to.
He is protecting your children while the enemy is seeking to destroy them.
He is your refuge when you feel like you’re just too tired to keep going, and He’s your strength on the days that you wish you could give up.
As a daughter of a pastor and now a pastor’s wife myself, I know all of the ups and downs. I saw it growing up and now I see it first hand.
Dear sister, one thing I know for sure is that your husband would not be the man he is without you by his side. You are a gift! Not only to your family but to those you serve, day in and day out.
I encourage you today to remember who you ultimately serve, because He remembers you. He knows you intimately, and He loves you extravagantly. Precious pastor’s wife, be encouraged! You are seen, appreciated and loved. I am cheering you on!