Pastors have Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days

Morning Thought: Pastors also have terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days––even in Australia. I’ve had many of them. Usually, it’s between God and me; I lean on him, and he lifts me up. Yesterday, however, I profusely wept at communion in front of the congregation. I lost all strength, and my only cry was, “Lord, help me!” The grief of all the things we’ve had to walk through over the last several years overwhelmed me. I pray like this in secret at times, but now it was in front of everyone: no filter, bare before God, and quite frankly embarrassing. Thankfully, the congregation came around Anna and me and prayed, showing love and mercy. Later on, I was reminded of this verse: “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka [sounds like ‘weeping’ in Hebrew], they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools” (Psalm 84:5-6, NIV).

Published by: ggerhauser

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, I migrated to Australia in 1999. That’s when I married my beautiful wife, Anna, and we planted our church and Bible School. We’re now the proud parents of four children, ranging in age from eight to twenty-one. We’re still pastoring the same beautiful church, Church on the Park, in the the heart of Brisbane, Australia (https://www.brisbanefire.com). We also continue to teach our awesome students at Holy Fire Ministry Training School (https://www.holyfireschool.com). I love to write and encourage God's people. And something that many people don't know, I'm a DJ as well (aka DJ SOL Vibes).

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