Helping our husbands through this pandemic Breathe Ministry

Helping our Husbands through this Pandemic

These can be trying times for everyone but especially for our husbands who are on the front lines of ministry right now. They not only have to do their normal everyday stuff, but they need to think up new ideas to minister to a world where we have to be 6 feet apart. Where does that leave us? It leaves us right beside them, helping our husbands through this Pandemic.

Here are five ways we can help…

Pray for him

I listed this one first because even though it’s the most important, it sometimes gets put on the back burner of our lives. 

I love this beautiful quote by Andrew Murray… 

“Do not strive in your own strength; cast yourself at the feet of the Lord Jesus, and wait upon Him in the sure confidence that He is with you, and works in you. Strive in prayer; let faith fill your heart-so will you be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.”

Make it a goal to spend time alone in prayer talking to Jesus throughout the day, but to also pray WITH your husband and kids. This is one of the most unified blessings you can practice in your family.

Support him 

This time is very hard for everyone. As pastors’ wives we see the other side of the battle. We see the weary man, the hours in prayer and study, the criticism, the heartache, the constant running to help and pray for the needy, sick and dying. Sister, please don’t be resentful. This is a season of loss, stress, long hours, and sacrifice. Be there for him and be confident in the extra load you may have to carry for a while. 

Be honest with him

If you are struggling, stressed, or worried yourself, go to him and share your feelings and fears. Use this time to draw closer to each and don’t allow it to grow a wedge in your relationship. 

Reach out 

Make it a goal to reach out to the women in your church either by phone, texting, email or Facebook messenger. I guarantee you they are weary and restless, and many of them may be fearful as well. Do your best to encourage them through prayers, scripture, and asking if they need anything. 

Rest together

If at all possible, schedule an at-home date night, as well as family nights! Even though we can’t go out, or have a babysitter watch our kids, we can still make it fun. Pop popcorn, play games, sing together, and share your hearts. 

In all things, remember that GOD is in control… not governments, not our husbands, not church leaders or members, and certainly not us. Go to the one who already knows the future and Who has us in the palm of His hands.

For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

~ Stephanie

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